Ansonia Budget 2017-2018
by Ansonia Democrats | GUEST COLUMN | May 18, 2017 12:29 pm | Comments (0)
It’s been 14 weeks since the ADTC broke news on the unprecedented level of spending from Mayor Cassetti and the city’s unsustainable financial path. We’re still waiting for response from Mayor Cassetti.
Just weeks ago, during the height of budget season, with looming budget shortfalls for this current fiscal year, and significant cuts to city services in the upcoming budget, Mayor Cassetti decided to divert everyone’s attention.
by Saleh Hanaif | GUEST COLUMN | May 12, 2017 3:12 pm | Comments (0)
Last night(May 11), I attended my children’s play in Ansonia High School at 6 p.m. to watch them perform Beauty and the Beast. It was an absolutely amazing production. Those children, teachers, parents and volunteers worked so hard for five months for this event. It was a full house and they are also performing again tonight at 6 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m.
Once the play finished, I attended the Board of Aldermen meeting on the budget that the Board of Education presented. I can say it was a very informative and civil meeting with plenty of questions and answers.
I truly believe that the Board of Education of the City of Ansonia is the foundation of our town.
by Marsha Benno | Assessor, City of Ansonia | GUEST COLUMN | Apr 6, 2017 2:09 pm | Comments (0)
It is imperative that the residents of the City of Ansonia receive accurate and reliable grand list information from the grand list located in the Assessor’s office, in lieu of grand list estimates from Democratic Town Committee.
Unfortunately, the information submitted from the Democratic Town Committee appears to be self-serving and contains speculative projections without a solid basis, which is frankly irresponsible.
by Ansonia Democrats | GUEST COLUMN | Apr 4, 2017 10:14 am | Comments (0)
We haven’t received a response from Mayor Cassetti or his administration on city finances, but we have received two op-ed responses from Republican Aldermen, Frank DeLibero and Lorie Vaccaro.
by Frank DeLibero | GUEST COLUMN | Mar 30, 2017 8:16 pm | Comments (0)
Mark Twain popularized the idea that there are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.
It’s really a shame that partisan Democrats in Ansonia have embraced all three in their desperate quest to distort the accomplishments of Mayor Cassetti and his team for political gain. Luckily the facts speak for themselves on the state of city finances.
by Ethan Fry | Mar 28, 2017 7:28 pm | Comments (0)
Ansonia Rescue and Medical Services responded to more than 3,000 ambulance calls last year, in the process bringing in more than $725,000 to the city’s coffers.
But officials with the organization warned Aldermen that a budget proposal they’re considering is unrealistic because it would cut staffing while assuming the service will be able to bring in even more money.
by Ansonia Town Democratic Committee | Mar 28, 2017 5:40 am | Comments (0)
Anyone looking at the city’s budgets and the fallout that has resulted with regard to proposed cuts to our library, youth programs, education, etc, understands the seriousness of what this city is facing. Democrats presented residents with a clear financial picture of the city, where they could evaluate and determine what action to take themselves.
by Lorie Vaccaro | GUEST COLUMN | Mar 22, 2017 2:54 am | Comments (0)
Projection is a theory in psychology in which humans defend themselves against their own unconscious impulses or qualities by denying their existence in themselves while attributing them to others.
What, you may ask, does all this have to do with anything?
I would propose that the Ansonia Democrats are suffering an extreme case of psychological projection.
by The Ansonia Democratic Town Committee | Mar 21, 2017 12:42 pm | Comments (0)
Ansonia Democrats have been looking into the important details and spending trajectory of our city, past, present, and future. We have been sounding the alarm with regard to the unsustainable budgets coming out of Mayor Cassetti’s administration, which has increased city spending every year, borrowed tens of millions, and is purging the city’s savings account to the combined tune of over $9.1 million dollars. This borrowing and savings account spending is not in the name of economic development that would serve to potentially grow the city economically, but to pay for things like vehicles, roads and other standard operating budget items that are usually paid for with normal city revenue.
by Ethan Fry | Mar 15, 2017 5:10 pm | Comments (0)
The Ansonia Police Department’s Anti-Crime Unit has been short-staffed since summer, Police Chief Kevin Hale told Aldermen last week.
During that time there have been three shootings on the city’s streets.
The chief said that’s not a coincidence.