5 MONTHS IN! LET’S SEE WHERE WE’RE AT!
BUDGET SEASON IS HERE!
Budget season has begun! The mayor has released a city budget for the upcoming fiscal year. This is known as “The Mayor’s Proposed Budget”, in this version of the city budget it shows the priorities the mayor has, and the mayor’s ideas for how the money for this upcoming fiscal year should be dispersed. From there, it is up to City Council to review the proposed budget and decide what to keep the same and what to change. To see when these budget hearings will be for May click here.
What does this mean for Hartford residents? As residents of Hartford this is a big chance, similar to charter revision, for you to make your voice heard loud and clear! Just like last year we protested and demanded that our budget be dispersed equitably throughout the city. Unfortunately, many of those demands were not met to the extent that we all hoped.
So we’re asking that this year, we all come with the same energy as last summer and fight for what we know is fair and just! This pandemic has done a lot to our city and all we want is a fair chance to restore a better and more equitable Hartford. We, as members of Hartford City Council cannot do this without your input. Soon we will be reaching out requesting your input on what changes you’d like to see to the proposed budget, so be on the lookout to see how you can have your voice heard!
With that said, our team is putting together a livestream on Police Accountability that will be taking place Thursday, May 6th in collaboration with NAACP, YWCA, the CT Police Reform Project, the Greater Hartford African American Alliance, and One Community One Voice Coalition.
You can register here to participate. We want to get as much community input as possible! Hope to see you all there!
More information on vaccine locations for next week will be coming soon! As of right now, there will be vaccinations available at the Xfinity theater this coming Monday at 9am for all Hartford residents 18 and up. To register for Monday or any future vaccination appointments by going to HartfordHealthCare.org/vaccine
PUBLIC HEALTH LIVESTREAM
CHARTER REFORM IS APPROACHING!
WOMXN’S HEALTH LIVESTREAM
Unite CT is a rental assistance program that the state has created to help CT residents and their landlords. For more information click here!