September 29, 2019

The city announced the winners of the Stamford Community Arts Partnership Program (CAPP) a program where you, the generous taxpayers, “donated” $100,000 to various arts programs throughout the city.

I like the arts!  And we should fund the arts.  But “we” should not inc...

September 22, 2019

The Board of Representatives just squandered $100,000 to learn an invaluable lesson:  democratic (small “d”) municipal self-governance in Connecticut is a farce. An illusion.  A sham. Why? The principle of federalism is reversed when it comes to the state of Connecticu...

April 16, 2019

"Some Reps will take any chance they have to vote against BLT [Building and Land Technology]."

Thus summarizes the words of a member of the Board of Representatives, as we discussed the ever-fascinating process by which the Board of Reps hears appeals of the Z...

March 15, 2019

We’ve written before that local government is often not partisan in the way federal or state government is. 

Exhibit A supporting this analysis is Item 3 on this evening’s agenda for the Board of Finance:  Capital Project Appropriation - Central Fire Headquarters R...

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