BUDGET 2011-12 VIDEO STREAM: Public Works/Gen. Gov I
Time: 5:58 PM
BUDGET 2011-12 LIVE VIDEO STREAM: Health, Public Safety/Gen Gov II meeting
Time: 3:11 PM
RECORDED STREAM: Health Public Safety:
RECORDED STREAM: General Government II:
BUDGET 2011-12: The schedule
Time: 2:59 PM
BUDGET 2011-12: The document
Time: 1:07 PM
BUDGET 2011-12: The presentation
Time: 12:42 PM
From this month's city council meeting, here's Mayor Boughton's city budget proposal presentation for the 2011-12 fiscal year.
RIDGEFIELD VIDEO: League of Women Voters selectman debate
Time: 10:35 AM
He's kidding right?
Time: 10:19 AM
"Frankly, I don't need the $10 million, nor would I want the strings."
This is Mayor Boughton's laughable response to the possibility that Danbury would lose 10 million dollars in state aid under Gov Malloy's contingency budget plan.
This is the same mayor who's was VERY careful not to inform the audience that he giving less than ONE PERCENT increase in aid to education (which is NOTHING when it comes to the minimum amount needed to keep education in the city at it's current level).
With his city budget proposal showing a total increase of THREE percent, bonding increasing by three million dollars, and revenue proposal full of gimmicks such as the recycled proposal to sell 13 acres of land, when it comes to a bloated budget, Boughton should be careful when it comes to running off at the mouth.
HatCityBLOG VIDEO: Danbury Town Hall Meeting with Gov. Dannel Malloy
Time: 9:39 PM
Boughton's educational screw-over excuse begins
Time: 8:20 AM
“We need to focus on cleaning roofs and sealing buildings to prevent problems. One school needs a new roof and that is going to cost $1.6 million, which not be coming from the education budget. We have to meet certain standards and other ongoing maintenance; we have to replace boilers at Mill Ridge, Broadview and Danbury High School, which is going to cost $5.2 million. If we replace the boilers at Danbury High School, we must also do the windows which will cost $ 3 million.
These are not educational challenges as the items Boughton mentioned are capitol expense items that has NOTHING to do with the city's education operating expense. Also, in reference to the items the mayor described, because of the price tag of each item, approval of the school projects comes from the voters as opposed to the mayor or city council.
Food for thought when you listen to the justification Boughton is attempting to use in order to severely underfund the city's education budget.
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