(April 12, 2013) – On Monday, Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra will hold a media availability regarding his Fiscal Year 2013/2014 Recommended Budget.
Per the City Charter, the Mayor must submit his budget to the Council through the Town Clerk’s office by 5:00pm on April 15. The Council must adopt a budget by May 31st.
(April 12, 2013) – Hartford’s Marketing, Events, and Cultural Affairs Division (MECA) will begin accepting applications for its 2013 business development grant for artists and the creative industry. Selected awardees will receive up to $10,000 for working capital purposes including wages, operational costs and equipment purchases. The grant—a one of a kind municipal program—was created in partnership with the Greater Hartford Arts Council to support Hartford-based artists and microenterprise businesses in the creative industry to increase their capacity to produce new work. To date, over 30 Hartford-based artist and businesses have been awarded funds from the grant.
(April 11, 2013) – Today, Mayor Pedro E. Segarra released the following statement regarding usage of purchasing cards by the City of Hartford:
“Purchasing cards or P-Cards were implemented in April of 2004. As a way to increase transparency, better monitor and audit expenditures, and save the City money my administration adopted a new policy in July of 2012 that included a decrease in spending limits and the use of merchant category codes customized for each department. The new policy took 6 months to develop and was reviewed and approved by the Internal Audit Department. The Council recently requested an internal audit of their usage and I fully support it. Once it's complete, it will be shared with the public and media.
(April 4, 2013) – Mayor Segarra released the following statement today regarding the passage of new gun laws by Connecticut’s legislature:
“Today is an historic day for the State of Connecticut. Our legislature has shown extraordinary leadership by passing a bill that includes a ban on high capacity magazines, increased access to mental health services, strengthens school safety and imposes universal background checks.