Due to years of code and process modifications enacted by the State of Connecticut, the Legislative Assistant is near completion of the awesome two year task of re-codification of all City Ordinances. It has been fifty years since these have been last updated and this process will ensure that Danbury’s City Ordinances are current and aligned with all State regulations and requirements.
Other notable Legislative Assistant projects in the past year include the scanning of over 20 years worth of old Council documents, records and minutes. By doing so, we were able to put all records online for easy 24/7 access available via the City website. Significant savings for the tax payer was created by publishing a booklet of “Budget Ordinances and Resolutions” which was distributed through the area newspaper eliminating the need to print those same documents in the newspapers legal section.
The Legislative Assistant is working with the Mayor and It Department to stream "live" video of the monthly Council meetings as well as all ad-hoc meetings of the Council. The use of the 'Granicus' system further improves not only the technology of the City, but provides more transparency in City Government.
The Legislative Assistant will continue to update and improve the office to better serve the City Council and taxpayers of the City of Danbury.