Harp’s proposed budget has come under criticism as upping taxes while failing to cut unnecessary programs and offices within City Hall.
Mayor Toni Harp on Friday pitched a $510.8 million budget — asking taxpayers to chip in an additional 3.8 percent for a spending plan she said will stabilize the city’s fiscal future while protecting core services.
Sundiata Keitazulu — the storied New Haven plumber who briefly joined the mayoral race last year — resigned Wednesday from his post as the city’s prison re-entry coordinator.
Elicker has also worked as an environmental consultant and has racked up a list of community and environmental activism roles that include reinvigorating the Friends of East Rock Park and co-founding New Haven Green Drinks.
Connecticut union officials, the Working Families Party and an assortment of other advocacy groups have coalesced to launch a new coalition urging the creation of a statewide public retirement plan.