CITY POLITICS
City leaders hope to alleviate affordable housing crisis in 2023

With a shortage of housing units and skyrocketing prices, New Haveners currently face an affordable housing crisis.

Half of mayoral candidates publicly commit to city’s campaign finance grant program

Created in 2007, the Democracy Fund limits overall spending, prohibits PAC donations and matches small donations.

City officials pitch controversial $1.3 million purchase of Monterey Club

The Monterey Club hosted giants of Jazz before falling into disrepair under the ownership of mega-landlords Ocean Management.

Mayoral candidates trade barbs over Board of Education nomination at Aldermanic meeting

Mayoral candidate calls on Board of Alders to reject or delay all BOE nominations until his demands are met.

Possible mayoral candidate Liam Brennan’s progressive plan for New Haven

Current Hartford inspector general and Westville resident Liam Brennan forms exploratory committee for November mayoral election.

Shafiq Abussadar and Tom Goldenberg to challenge Elicker in Democratic Mayoral Primary

With the new year, mayoral candidates have begun to clash over education and housing policy in New Haven.

Yalies, local groups push for ranked-choice voting

Under a newly proposed bill, the state would adopt a system of ranked-choice voting for state and federal elections, a policy supported by Governor Ned Lamont.

Activists challenge city use of COVID-19 relief funding for police SUVs

As alders consider the mayor’s most recent disbursement of $4.5 million of American Rescue Plan funding, some activists question whether the funds are being spent well.

New ordinance updates language in New Haven laws concerning people with disabilities

The ordinance, submitted by Disability Services director Gretchen Knauff, replaces terms like “handicapped person” with “person with a disability” in city laws.

Advocates renew push for a Medical Civil Rights Act in Connecticut

In the wake of Randy Cox’s paralyzation at the hands of police, members of the Medical Civil Rights Initiative and local politicians are looking to expand the medical rights of those who come into contact with police.

New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker to seek third term in 2023

11 months into his second two-year term, Elicker hopes to clinch a third term focusing on fighting homelessness and economic inequality.