Democracy Fund’s future in doubt

April 5, 2013
The jury is still out about the long-term viability and ultimate success of programs like the Democracy Fund and the Clean Elections system from which it drew inspiration.

Fund struggles to define role in city

April 4, 2013
This year, the Democracy Fund is considering issues Arizona has been tackling since its public finance program began 15 years ago.
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In pivotal year, Democracy Fund fights ‘pay to play’ politics

April 3, 2013
With the Elm City facing its most competitive mayoral election in years, the city’s public finance system will face its biggest test yet.

Fernandez LAW ’94 to enter mayoral race

March 26, 2013
Fernandez, CEO of the consulting firm Fernandez Advisors, will soon be joining the race to replace current Mayor John DeStefano Jr.

City judge may run for mayor

March 25, 2013
New Haven Judge Jack Keyes, 63, told the News on Friday that a “life in politics” has pushed him to consider running for mayor.
The Democracy Fund, a New Haven public campaign finance program, is seeking increased funding for the upcoming mayoral elections.

Democracy Fund presents plan to aldermen

March 5, 2013
The Democracy Fund requested additional money from the city in a Monday night Board of Aldermen meeting.
Ward 10 Alderman Justin Elicker FES ’10 SOM ’10 has committed to giving residents more control over budgeting via “participatory budgeting.”

Elicker, Holder-Winfield engage students

March 4, 2013
At a public kick-off event, Elicker met with a group of about 15 undergraduates last Saturday on Yale’s campus to introduce himself.
Chief Operating Officer of the New Haven Board of Education Will Clark announced the 2013-’14 fiscal year budget for the city’s schools Monday.

Funds tight in NHPS budget

February 26, 2013
Administrators of the New Haven public school system presented their proposed budget for the 2013-’14 fiscal year to the Board of Education on Monday night.

DeStefano administration proposes charter reforms

February 22, 2013
New Haven’s charter revision commission is moving forward after holding four meetings soliciting public testimony.
Plagued by leaky roofs, Church Street South is reputed to be one of New Haven’s most poorly maintained housing complexes.

Following blizzard, housing complex fails inspection

February 21, 2013
More than half of the housing units at Church Street South, a publicly subsidized and privately owned housing structure in New Haven, failed public inspections last Wednesday.
New Haven mayoral candidates have suggested improving the city’s storm response by purchasing more snow-removal equipment.

Post-blizzard, city evaluates response

February 21, 2013
Over a week after a historic blizzard left 3 feet of snow blanketing New Haven, officials and residents are left evaluating the adequacy of the city’s response.

Charter revision moves forward

February 14, 2013
Last Thursday marked the fourth and final public hearing addressing New Haven charter revision.
Following his withdrawal from the mayoral election, Kermit Carolina endorsed Justin Elicker FES ’10 SOM ’10 for mayor.
Following his withdrawal from the mayoral election, Kermit Carolina endorsed Justin Elicker FES ’10 SOM ’10 for mayor.
New Haven’s four mayoral candidates sparred over budgetary issues and underfunded pensions in Wednesday’s debate.
Citizens used public forums before the charter commission as a platform for claiming that their interests were being ignored by the Board of Education.