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Your City at Work: From the Mayor’s Desk

Post Date:03/17/2023 5:00 PM


Your City at Work: From the Mayor’s Desk


Read below to hear about upcoming events, important city and state information, and resources for Stamford residents.


Last Wednesday night I presented my proposed budget to our local boards. Learn more by visiting here.

My budget supports my vision of creating a more inclusive, equitable, affordable, and vibrant City, while delivering a fiscally responsible budget that aims to ease the property tax burden on residents by mitigating the effects of the 2022 property revaluation.

  • Investing in our Public Schools: The budget I proposed makes record city capital investments to improve our school facilities because if our students don’t have safe, usable, and functional buildings – we cannot expect them to realize their full academic potential. And that is why we are already getting to work!

Just this week I am proud to have joined the Board of Finance when they approved my administration’s request for $150,000 in city resources to match the Board of Ed in order to install 200 air conditioner units. As I shared at the Board of Finance Meeting: I feel really that this is the bare minimum that we owe to our teachers and students and administrators to be able to learn in quality conditions and in temperatures that are bearable.

  • And my budget for this next fiscal year includes a proposed $91.4 million capital budget, most of which would be invested in school projects. This is nearly 65% more than this year’s budget. Learn more here

  • Exciting Assistance for Small Businesses: I am proud that my administration was able to secure American Rescue Plan resources to support small businesses in our city. The Stamford Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant will be open for applications on April 3 and will provide limited, one-time direct financial assistance to eligible Stamford for-profit businesses that have been adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. More information can be found here.
  • Standing Together as a Community: I want to thank leaders from across our city who came together to make it clear that hate literature has no place in our community. Please see below the statement I shared:

“The City of Stamford has a zero tolerance for hate speech against any person or group, whether it is based on race, creed, religion, sexual orientation, country of origin, gender identity or any other affiliation, and we vehemently condemn this disturbing behavior in our community. Ensuring residents feel safe after this unsettling behavior is our top priority.” 



  • Elderly/Disabled Homeowner Tax Relief Program: As approved in the 2022-2023 budget, the City of Stamford offers biennial tax credit programs for totally disabled homeowners (with proof of disability from the Social Security office) or seniors who have been 65 years of age as of December 31st, 2022. Applications are due May 15th for seniors to apply. Learn more here.


  • Mayor’s Youth Employment Program: We are looking for hosts and sponsors of this incredible program which offers students access to paid employment in the private or non-profit sectors. This initiative provides Stamford’s youth with a “real world” perspective before they go to college and improves their skills to make them better workers both for this current job and future workforce opportunities they will pursue. To learn more, click here.


  • Mothers and Babies Health Class: The Department of Health and Human Services is hosting a FREE six-week stress management course for new and expecting moms. The course will be held at First Presbyterian Church (1101 Bedford St) on Fridays 9-10:30 from April 14 to May 19. Participants will learn stress management techniques and connect with other moms who can relate. Anyone who identifies as a mother and is either pregnant or had a baby in the last year is welcome to join! To register in advance, please click here:

  • CTDOT Stamford Station Construction.
    • The center island platform between Tracks #3 and #5 is closed. This platform will remain closed through Thursday, May 11, 2023.
    • Passengers can find the updated train schedule here.
  • Revaluation: The state of Connecticut’s mandatory revaluation process has been completed. More information about the revaluation process can be found here.

  • The Stamford Department of Health Flu Vaccine Clinic: The flu vaccine clinic is open from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm every Wednesday until April 30th, 2023. The clinic is located at 137 Henry Street, no appointment needed.



Traffic & City Events

  • Residents and visitors are able to view upcoming Stamford Downtown events here.
  • Additionally, view upcoming Stamford concerts, in-person, and virtual events here.
  • Register for the CT State Small Business Seminars here.



All information about Stamford's response to COVID-19, including our case numbers, please visit:

  • Covid Testing Sites
    • For information on St. Mary’s Church (566 Elm St): Click here
  • Vaccination Sites: 1st and 2nd doses are available to all, booster shots for ages 5+ (Pfizer) and 18+ (Moderna/J&J))

On Saturday March 18th, 2023:

  • 137 Henry Street: 8:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • Child Guidance Center (401 Shippan): 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • Westover School: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

On Sunday March 19th, 2023:

  • Child Guidance Center (401 Shippan): 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

From 3/20 to 3/24, free vaccines are available without an appointment for all ages:

  • 137 Henry Street Clinic: Tuesday & Friday – (Appointment Preferred 9:00 am to 3:00 pm), Call (203)-977-5385
  • 137 Henry Street Clinic: Thursday - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • B1C Vaccine Clinic (401 Shippan): Monday & Wednesday - Friday – 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    • Thursday: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Ferguson Library (Main Branch): Tuesday – Friday 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm


  • Other COVID-19 Resources
    • If you are unable to leave your home or are uncomfortable traveling to a vaccine site, please call the Stamford Department of Health at 203-977-4378 or 203-977-4369 to
    • Please visit the State of Connecticut's Vaccine Portal for information on how to request a new copy of your card.




  • Join the City of Stamford, view open positions here.



If you have information that should be included in this newsletter — or believe some information is incorrect — please contact the Mayor's Office. 

To subscribe to the Mayor’s Weekly Newsletter and other city notifications, please click here.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Mayor Caroline Simmons

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