Pending approval by the City Council, Hartford will finally have a new Chief Operating Officer.
Darrell Hill, who has served as Assistant City Manager for the City of Norfolk, Virginia, is the selection according to a message from the Mayor’s Office.
Mayor Segarra says that Hill is “uniquely qualified because of his strong background in public finance, economic development/redevelopment and his knowledge of the specific challenges that come with managing an urban area.” Segarra called Hill “a straight shooter.”
David Panagore had previously served as Chief Operating Officer, resigning in September 2012. The City Council has this appointment as an agenda item for its March 24th meeting.
An interesting experiment in variations in perception is to watch a lot of news, read online comments on certain forums, and then go to a public hearing at City Hall before a City Council meeting. Continue reading 'The People’s Agenda'»
Saying that she hopes these girls fill leadership positions in City Hall a few years down the road, Councilperson Cynthia Jennings presented the Wilson-Gray YMCA girls’ basketball team with a citation at the start of Monday’s City Council meeting. Continue reading 'Local Basketball Team Honored'»
Security officers employed by SOS Security, along with their supporters, including a large contingent of elected officials marched down Capitol Avenue late Wednesday afternoon despite temperatures in the low teens. Holding signs reading “I Am a Man” and “I Am a Woman” to evoke the 1968 Memphis sanitation workers’ strike, the timing of the march was planned to commemorate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Continue reading 'Security Officers Rally for Respect'»
At the last City Council meeting Minority Leader Larry Deutsch introduced a resolution for the City of Hartford to request state legislation to ban all assault weapons, tighten registration policies on all weapons, and also ban fracking. Continue reading 'Push to Ban Assault Weapons'»
The controversial proposal to create a “fueling station” next to the Stop & Shop in Parkville was referred by City Council to the Planning and Zoning Commission and the Planning and Economic Development Committee.
There will be a hearing at the January 22, 2013 meeting of the Planning and Zoning Commission. This meeting will begin at 5pm in the Plaza Level Conference Room at 260 Constitution Plaza.
On tonight’s City Council agenda is an item that should sound familiar. The Stop & Shop on New Park Avenue has tried to install a gas station in the past, only to be met with vocal opposition from Parkville residents. Tonight, the store is trying again. Continue reading 'Fuelish Proposal for Parkville'»
East Coast Greenway runs through and behind Bushnell Park, exiting in back of the Legislative Office Building garage
Marked portion of the East Coast Greenway, behind Bushnell Park and the Legislative Office Building
Continue reading 'What is this East Coast Greenway, Anyway?'»
32BJ SEIU reports that the “National Labor Relations Board has filed a formal complaint against Pressroom Cleaners, for failing to hire the eight cleaners at the Hartford Courant offices and for failing to bargain fairly with the workers’ union [...] when the company was brought in as the new cleaning contractor in December.”
The National Labor Relations Board is seeking to reinstate the eight cleaners who lost their jobs in December 2011. They are also seeking back pay for these workers. Continue reading 'Federal Labor Complaint Filed Against Pressroom Cleaners'»