Legislative Council

May 14, 2021 

Public Hearing Comments on the 2021-2022 FY Budget


Virtual Meetings (Regular and Special)

Committee Meetings are held on the first and second Monday's of each month, with the Regular Meeting following on the third Monday of each month. Meetings start at 7:00 PM. Special meetings are called as needed. View the meeting calendar below.

Written comments for any Meeting or Public Hearing should be submitted to LCpublicinput@hamden.com by 3:00pm the day of the meeting. Each agenda's written comments are made available online for public view shortly after the 3:00pm cutoff time and before 4:00pm for each agenda. Oral public input is also encouraged by joining the Webinar using the information below.

Legislative Council meetings use the same Zoom link for meetings unless an agenda states otherwise. Please click the link below to join a Legislative Council scheduled webinar: 

https://zoom.us/j/96032210583 Password: Dragons

Telephone: US +1 646 558 8656    Meeting ID: 960-3221-0583 Password: Dragons

For additional sign-in support for any device or browser you can use the following link: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-Joining-a-meeting?mobile_site=true

FY 2021-2022 Budget Process:

View the FY 2021-2022 Budget Calendar (revised 4-20-2021)   

View the Department Schedule for deliberations - Revised 4-20-2021 

View the schedule of Department Budget Reviews       

 Cancellation notice for April 8, 2021Budget Deliberations                                  

Public Hearing notice on the Mayor's proposed 2021-2022 FY Budget

Public Hearing Comments

FY 2020-2021 Budget Process:

Public Hearings on Town & BOE Budgets:

Members

The Legislative Council is a town-elected position which occurs every two years in the odd years cycle. There are fifteen members on the Council in total, consisting of 1 district council member elected from each voting district for a total of nine members, and six members are elected at-large by the entire town. The electors shall vote for no more than four of the at-large candidates, and the six candidates with the highest number of votes shall be elected.

Contacting the Council

Residents should feel free to contact their District Representative, or any of the At-Large Members as they represent the whole Town. Contact information for each member is available below. 

Representatives At-Large

District Representatives

Overview

The legislative power of the town shall be voted exclusively in the Council. Some duties include: 

  • Annual appropriations for the town
  • Enact ordinances and resolutions
  • Create or abolish boards and commissions, departments or offices as necessary
  • Increase or decrease the budget
  • Contract for services
  • Set fees on behalf of the Town of Hamden

All power and duties are included in the Hamden Charter (PDF), Section 3-5.

Mayor - Legislative Council

Hamden has a Mayor-Legislative Council form of government. The Mayor is not a member of the Legislative Council.

There Are 12 Council Committees

  • Administration
  • Economic and Development
  • Education
  • Environment and Conservation
  • Finance
  • Human Services
  • Municipal Planning and Properties
  • Personnel
  • Public Safety and Protection
  • Public Works and Parks
  • Recreation and Culture
  • Settlement