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BUDGET 2011-12 VIDEO STREAM: Public Works/Gen. Gov I

Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Time: 5:58 PM

Government I

Public Works

BUDGET 2011-12 LIVE VIDEO STREAM: Health, Public Safety/Gen Gov II meeting

Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Time: 3:11 PM

I'll provide a live video stream of the City Council's ad-hoc budget committee meeting on Health and Public Safety as well as General Government II starting at 5:30 PM TONIGHT.

RECORDED STREAM: Health Public Safety:

RECORDED STREAM: General Government II:

BUDGET 2011-12: The schedule

Time: 2:59 PM

Here's the budget meeting schedule.

BUDGET 2011-12: The document

Time: 1:07 PM

Since the "top notch" IT department at City Hall made finding the 2011-12 budget proposal on the city's website NEXT TO IMPOSSIBLE, here's the PDF of the document for viewing/downloading.

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

From last week, here's video of the Ridgefield League of Women Voters Selectmen debate.

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

Sunday, April 10, 2011
Time: 9:39 PM

Rogers Park, April 6 2011

Boughton's educational screw-over excuse begins

Time: 8:20 AM

In attempting to outline the educational challenges facing the city, the last honest man in Danbury said the following:
“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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(VID) DDTC nomination convention
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First quarter
Alves Apr 10th SEEC filing

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Alves Jul 10th SEEC filing
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Third quarter
Alves Oct 12th SEEC report
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Alves "Jan 6th" attack mailer 10.21.21
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Danbury 2005 election results
Newstimes Dean Esposito profile (10.25.05)

Danbury 2007 election results
(VID) Helana Abrantes TV ad
(VID) BRT tax deferral presser
(VID) Helena Abrantes "Community Forum" interview

Danbury 2009 election results
(VID) 2009 Danbury City-Wide PTO educational forum
(VID) 2009 Danbury Chamber of Commerce mayoral debate
(VID) 2009 DDTC nomination convention

Danbury 2011 election results
(VID) Saadi/Nero campaign kickoff

Danbury 2013 election results
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Danbury 2015 election results

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(VID) Al Almeida concession speech
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On September 26, 2007, ten plaintiffs filed suit in response to an arrest of aday laborers at a public park in Danbury, Connecticut. Plaintiffs amended their complaint on November 26, 2007.

The amended complaint states that plaintiffs sought to remedy the continued discriminatory and unauthorized enforcement of federal immigration laws against the Latino residents of the City of Danbury by Danbury's mayor and its police department.

Plaintiffs allege that the arrests violated their Fourth Amendment rights and the Connecticut Constitution because defendants conducted the arrests without valid warrants, in the absence of exigent circumstances, and without probable cause to believe that plaintiffs were engaged in unlawful activity. In addition, plaintiffs allege that defendants improperly stopped, detained, investigated, searched and arrested plaintiffs. Plaintiffs also allege that defendants violated their Fourteenth Amendment rights when they intentionally targeted plaintiffs, and arrested and detained them on the basis of their race, ethnicity and perceived national origin. Plaintiffs raise First Amendment, Due Process and tort claims.

Plaintiffs request declaratory relief, damages and attorneys fees.



Danbury Area Coalition for the Rights of Immigrants v.
U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security
3:06-cv-01992-RNC ( D. Conn. )

(02.25.08) Court docket

(10.24.07) Memorandum in Opposition to Defendant's Emergency Motion for Protective Order

(09.26.07) Press Release

(12.14.06) Complaint

Barrera v. Boughton, No. 07-01436
(D. Conn. filed Sept. 26, 2007)

(02.25.08) Court Docket

Amended complaint

Defendants' Motion to Dismiss for Lack of Subject Matter Jurisdiction

Defendants' Motion to Dismiss State Law Claims

Plaintiffs' Opposition to Motion to Dismiss

Order on Motion to Dismiss

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(10.05.07 (VIDEO) Boughton mislead the public about Danbury's involvement in raid

(09.18.07) Yale Law Students expose Danbury involvement in raid

(12.14.06) VIDEO: Interview with Yale Law Students at FOI presser

(12.14.06) VIDEO: Danbury 11 FOI complaint media roundup

City Clerk Jean Natale standing next to skinhead sparks outrage

(10.03.06) VIDEO: Danbury 11 rally

(09.29.06) VIDEO: Danbury 11 case deepens

Word of raid spread across the country

(09/29/06) VIDEO: Danbury 11 protest news conference

(09/29/06) Immigrant newspaper "El Canillita" gives best account of ICE day labor raid at Kennedy Park

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VIDEO: Danbury Peace Coalition Immigration Forum (April 2006)
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2007: Community protest anti-immigration forum

A tribute to Hispanic Center Director and immigrant activist Maria Cinta Lowe