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New Haven Mayor to Host COVID-19 Press Briefing

January 13, 2021

MEDIA ALERT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Today New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker will be hosting virtual press availability regarding all updates surrounding the City’s response to the COVID-19 public health emergency. Today’s virtual press briefing will be at 4:00 PM. The COVID-19 pandemic is evolving every day, and the City of New Haven wants to provide accurate and current information regarding the spread of the virus. All briefings are uploaded to the Mayor’s YouTube Page at bit.ly/MayorYouTube.

COVID-19 Virtual Press Briefing

Mayor Elicker, CSA Administrator Dr. Dalal, Health Director Maritza Bond,

Police Chief Otoniel Reyes, Superintendent Dr. Iline Tracey, NHPS Staff

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Zoom Conferencing

4:00 PM

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Mayor Elicker Celebrates Opening of Three State Street New Food Businesses and Promotes EAT New Haven

January 21, 2021

MEDIA ALERT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Today at 1:00 PM, Mayor Justin Elicker will join City and elected officials, neighborhood leaders, and business owners for the opening of three new food venues and honor another on State Street. In a succession of ribbon-cuttings, Elicker will welcome the arrival of Munchies, Provisions on State, and The Neighborhood Cafe and salute a long-standing community favorite, Chestnut Fine Foods & Confections

New State Street Food Venues Triple-Ribbon Cutting Event

Mayor Elicker, Michael Piscitelli, Alder Charles Decker, Garrett Sheehan, John Martin, Drew Osbon, Emily Mingrone, Cheryl Consiglio, Fred Walker

947A State Street, New Haven, CT
Thursday, January 21, 2021
1:00 PM

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Municipal Leaders Urge Governor Lamont to Include PILOT in Next Biennial Budget

January 19, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker and Twenty-Seven of his Counterparts Urge the Governor to Support PILOT Proposal from Sen. Martin Looney

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – On Friday, January 15, 2021, New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker and twenty-seven of his counterparts, executive office holders from across Connecticut, sent a letter advocating that Governor Ned Lamont includes in his budget the necessary funding to implement a tiered Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) program.

“I am inspired by the bi-partisan and collaborative nature of support for this initiative. Leaders representing small rural towns, large urban centers, Republicans and Democrats, all came together to advocate for more equitable funding for PILOT – a recognition that we as a state can work collaboratively together and that the financial success of each city and town is important to the success of us all,” said Mayor Elicker.

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Mayor Elicker to Join Elected Officials and Residents After Major Environmental Victory

January 14, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

All-American Waste withdraws applications for a
controversial waste transfer plant

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Today, New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker joined members of the Board of Alders, Senate President Martin Looney, Save the Sound, community activists, and residents to announce that All-American Waste withdrew its applications to expand a trash facility that would have significantly impacted the environment in the Annex and surrounding neighborhoods. The group held a press conference to formally announce this victory for the community and the environment.

Mayor Justin Elicker said "I was pleased to hear the news yesterday that All-American Waste pulled their applications for a project that would have had a significant negative impact on the surrounding neighborhoods. Our neighborhoods have gone through so much with the pandemic, and an expanded waste processing facility would have increased rodents, pollution, smells, and potentially risked polluting the Quinnipiac River. Large cities should not bear the overwhelming burden of processing the state’s waste. This is an important environmental justice issue. I want to thank our elected officials, activists, and residents for their hard work to call out what this facility would do to our community," he concluded.

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City of New Haven to “Roll-In” New Fire Engine

January 12, 2021

MEDIA ADVISORY

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Tomorrow morning, Mayor Justin Elicker, New Haven Fire Chief John Alston, members of the Board of Alders, and New Haven Fire Fighters will welcome a new fire engine to the New Haven Fire Department. The group will meet at the Westville Fire Station at 105 Fountain Street, where the new fire engine, Engine 15, will be “rolled-in.”

Engine 15 Roll-In with NHFD

Mayor Elicker, Chief John Alston, NHFD, Members of the Board of Alders

Westville Fire House

105 Fountain Street, corner of Fountain and Harrison St.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

10:00 AM

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COVID-19 Property Tax Relief Programs Reinstituted for January Tax Bills

January 6, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Today the City of New Haven Office of the Tax Collector reminded residents of property tax relief programs for residents per Governor Ned Lamont’s Executive Order 9R. Signed on December 16, 2020, this executive order extends the two property tax relief programs previously available to eligible taxpayers, businesses, nonprofits, and residents who had been economically affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The two programs are the Tax Deferment Program and the Interest Rate Reduction Program. These programs apply ONLY to the deadlines for tax bills that become due and payable on January 1, 2021.

Tax Deferment Program: Available by application for eligible taxpayers. Application due by February 1, 2021

The effect of this program is the equivalent of an extended grace period. The due date of the tax bill is still January 1, 2021. Instead of the last day to pay being February 1, 2021, the last day to pay will be extended to April 1, 2021. All taxpayers approved for the Tax Deferment Program must make payment no later than April 1st, or interest will be charged at the statutory rate of 1.5% per month, retroactive to January 1, 2021.

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