Eidelson doesn’t rule out third term
When redistricting brought a student supermajority to a city council district in Berkeley, Calif., the 18-year incumbent offered to step aside in favor of an undergraduate candidate.
City jobs at stake in colleges’ contracts
In deciding who will do its construction work, the University has the power to determine which businesses will benefit from some of the most lucrative construction contracts in recent state history.
Mayor’s criticisms shape Democracy Fund agenda
New Haven’s public campaign finance system is preparing to analyze potential tweaks, clarifications and even overhauls of the opportunities local politicians have to capitalize on public funds.
Under first female mayor, gender gap persists
Twenty-two years ago, a local lawmaker and graduate of the Yale School of Architecture ran for the Connecticut state senate in New Haven, seeking to unseat an incumbent whose roots in the district were as deep as his political resume was long.
Turnover brings Mayor, Board closer
For half the alders who left their seats in the first six months of the term, a single calling drew them away: an appointment by the mayor to a position in her administration.
Co-chair required to resign following move
One of the students responsible for engaging Ward 1 residents in the political process must resign after moving outside the ward, according to Democratic Town Committee bylaws.