Motor vehicle compliance program adds 459k to grand list.
Thursday, October 26, 2023 Time: 11:17 AM
Today, the city of Danbury announced that the implementation of the motor vehicle compliance program added nearly a half million dollars to the city's Grand List.
Press release from Mayor Dean Esposito
Today, Mayor Esposito announced that $459,027 has been added to the City of Danbury’s Grand List through the Motor Vehicle Compliance Program.
“The City of Danbury provides exceptional public services to our residents, and the goal of the Motor Vehicle Compliance Program is to ensure that those who live within the city pay their fair share in taxes. I want to thank Donna Murphy, the City of Danbury’s Tax Assessor, for implementing and overseeing this important program for our community,” said Mayor Esposito.
The Motor Vehicle Compliance Program utilizes license plate scanning technology and extensive investigation to identify vehicles permanently located within Danbury that are not registered with the city.
Since the program started in November 2022, we have added over 1,500 vehicles to the Grand List and have billed an additional $459,207 in tax dollars.
You can learn more about the Motor Vehicle Compliance program by watching Episode 78: This Week in the City, Motor Vehicle Compliance Program. The City of Danbury’s weekly “This Week in the City” videos are posted to Facebook, X, YouTube, Instagram and the city website every Thursday.
Parents criticize Board of Education over response to bomb threats at Pembroke Elementary
Time: 6:53 AM
Parents at Pembroke Elementary School have been on edge since discovering that a school aide was responsible for the string of bomb threats that traumatized the community.
At the latest meeting of the Board of Education, one parent expressed her dissatisfaction with school officials over the handling of the bomb threat investigation.
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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.