Prepared by: Citizens’ Research Education Network,
Hartford Public Library, and Hartford 2000
There were 70 items on the regular agenda. The next Council meeting will be 8 P.M.,
Monday, July 9. The next public hearing
will be 8 P.M., Monday, July 16.
Yolanda Castillo as New Council Member -- The Council
voted to install Yolanda Castillo on the Council to complete the term of former
Deputy Mayor Francis Sanchez. Ms.
Sanchez resigned after the Council’s May 11 meeting. Ms. Castillo will serve on the Council from June 25 to December
Raising The Mayor’s Salary -- On the recommendation
of Council members Veronica Airey-Wilson and Elizabeth Horton Sheff, the
Council passed an ordinance which could raise the mayor’s salary from $30,000
to $75,000 per year. The ordinance will
now be placed on the November 6 ballot for voter referendum. The Operations, Management, Budget,
Education and Labor Committee had recommended passage.
UDAG Funds for Upper Albany Main Street Program --
The Council passed a resolution allocating $50,000 from Urban Development
Action Grant (UDAG) repayment funds for the Upper Albany Main Street
Program. The Main Street Program
promotes self reliance and focuses on four areas of revitalization: design,
economic restructuring, organization, and promotion. This resolution was discussed at the Operations, Management,
Budget, Education, and Labor Committee which recommended passage. The item
was amended during the meeting to commit the city to three more years of
funding for the program.
Billboard Ordinance – The Council postponed
action on an ordinance which would change the charter with reference to
signs. If the ordinance were adopted,
sign permits would be issued to the owners of the property where the sign is
located, rather than the owner of the sign.
Greater Hartford Literacy Council – The Council
passed a resolution authorizing City Manager Sandra Kee Borges to allocate
$60,000 from the 2001-2002 budget to support the Greater Hartford Literacy Council
and its Literacy Funnel.
If you have any questions about the agenda call Greg Vickers or Luwannia Tucker at CREN, 249‑1416. The Citizens' Research Education Network is a non‑profit research and education center for Hartford community‑based organizations.