our city, our citizens, our children.
construction of new power plants and clean up the
A Living Wage:
Expand the current provisions covering city
workers to include all large employers in New Haven.
Responsive to the needs of the citizens, not
just developers and political donors.
Concerns (9th Ward)
strongly opposed to the State Street Merchants
Association's plans to sacrifice bus stops for
parking spaces for State Street bar patrons. I
support making available late night bus and van
service to State Street bar patrons so that they
will have an alternative to driving after drinking.
advance a resolution recognizing Ron Oster's
outstanding work developing community gardens in the
Nash-Mechanic street neighborhood.
- I support
strong enforcement of noise and nuisance ordinances
and support a zero tolerance policy applied to those
businesses, which consistently fail to comply with
the complete removal of dead and diseased trees
around the Orange Street neighborhood and their
replacement by the immediate replanting of saplings.
respond energetically, quickly and effectively to
all requests for city services by Ward 9 residents
- I will do
everything in my power to insure that businesses
which enhance the neighborhood's quality of life are
able to remain here and to thrive, and will work
with large businesses to develop a program of
preferential contracting which favors local,
- I am in
favor of speed bumps installed on side streets where
speeding vehicles pose a clear and present danger to
neighborhood residents, particularly neighborhood
strongly opposed to the restarting of the English
Station power plant, as it will only make a further
contribution to already unconscionable rates of
asthma in New Haven.
strongly in favor of converting all of New Haven's
oil fired power plants to gas.
converting the fleet of city owned vehicles to clean
I am in
favor of expanding New Haven's existing living wage
ordinance to cover all workers, not just those
employed by the city and city contractors.
I am in
favor of exerting the full force of city government
to counteract illegal union busting tactics engaged
in by major New Haven employers.
I am in
favor of developing alternative revenue sources to
reduce New Haven's property tax rate (the highest in
the state), to expand city services, and to increase
the accountability and responsiveness of local
I am in
favor of developing a comprehensive regional public
transportation program to lessen our dependence on
cars and reduce the already excessive traffic
passing through our city-over, 40,000 cars per day.
reductions in bus fares and increased service to
address the transportation needs of all New Haven
residents, particularly low income residents.
I support a
major expansion of bicycle lanes on city streets
which currently amount to less than one mile in
I support a
Board of Education elected by New Haven citizens
replacing the existing appointed board, the only one
of its kind in the state.
commercialization of the public schools and will
work to make them commercial free zones, removing
channel 1 from our classrooms, eliminate soft drink
ads and vending machines from school grounds, and
removing all advertisement from public spaces.
our schools allowing fast-food conglomerates access
to high-school assemblies to recruit students.
the immediate renovation of sub standard school
buildings, in particular the East Rock school.
the limiting of external ads on buses to side panels
and will work to remove the wrap-around ads which
inhibit passengers' visibility through bus windows.
the immediate restoration of downtown bus stops to
their original locations and deplore their movement
to in the interest of developers at the expense of
seniors and low-income New Haven residents.
the strong enforcement of pedestrian rights of ways
in cross walks.
I am in
favor of making city hall and all government
buildings commercial free zones and will work to
remove commercial advertisements which degrade
the completion of the Farmington canal rail-to-trail
project connecting Hamden with downtown New Haven.
I am running with the Green Party
1985-1991 the Green Party was very active in local
politics, running candidates for mayor of New Haven, in
most aldermanic wards, and for the state legislature.
I did not know this history when I moved here. But I did
know, after walking through our neighborhood and hearing
our neighbors' stories, that an alternative was
desperately needed in New Haven. As I learned more about
city politics, I became convinced that the Green Party
was the answer.
The Green Party's historic focus on the environment
offers our best hope for addressing the city's
chronically poor air and water quality. Our party's
strong commitment to economic justice will restore
fairness to our tax system while addressing the scandal
of so many New Haveners working but remaining in
Most importantly, the Green Party's return to New Haven
politics will bring us a commitment to "a
government of the people, by the people, and for the
people." Grassroots democracy is our best hope for
bringing us out of the dark ages of one party machine
is John Halle ?
Halle is an assistant professor in the Department of
Music at Yale University, a pianist, a composer, and an
author of articles on music and politics. He has lived
with his wife, Marka, a professional violinist, at their
home on Eld St. since 1997.
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