Month: March 2021

Councilman Greg Cann Released a Statement Pushing Back on Mayor Hoydick’s Proposed Budget

“The Mayor’s press release celebrates that Stratford “stands out” as a community that holds the line on taxes. How is this accomplished?   As the Mayor suggested, look at our neighboring towns. None of them are using the taxpayer’s credit card to pay for the town’s annual operating appropriations. Stratford has increased its debt and…

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Councilman Paul Tavaras Said Hoydick’s Budget Will Increase Taxes for Low and Moderate Income Families

“In your statement that you claim that there are no raising of taxes this year, indeed taxes were raised last year, affecting this year town-wide at 4%, during a pandemic with no empathy towards the hardship, that it contributes to. However, properties in the districts in the North end and Lordship were decreased by 8%,…

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Councilwoman Kaitlyn Shake Said Hoydick’s Proposed Budget Lacks Transparency

“The Mayor has included 4.7 million of “revenue” but there are ZERO expenses in this budget-related or identified as‘COVID relief’. In fact, it’s nearly identical to the 2020-2021 town budget. We looked at 4 other town budget proposals and none of them are using debt or covid relief funds to balance their 2021-2022 town operating…

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Stratford DTC Chair Reacts to Town Council’s Special Meeting to Advance the Mayor’s ’21-’22 Budget

Remember when you were a kid, yelling “1-2-3 Not it!” and having that matter for something?  Remember when that was all that was required for you to not have to do that thing you didn’t like?  Sometimes it was our attempt to avoid being the seeker in a game of hide and seek, sometimes it…

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