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Alderwoman Jackson-Brooks:  “I am still confused.  I don’t know what I’m reconsidering.  Are we reconsidering an action I assume taken by the LCI Board.  Can anyone tell us what those actions were?”

Alderman Colon:  “Not having the best memory in the world, I can assure you that you voted affirmatively to support what the board had put before you on the 28th of January.  Nothing has changed from when you voted on it favorably here as a board on January 28th.  The only thing that has changed is that it was brought to our attention that when LCI voted on it, there was no proper quorum.”

President Perez:  “I think I can answer the question.  I am told by staff that on January 18, we approved a list of properties to be sold to Mutual Housing.  When that came to us, it should not have been in front of us, because LCI did not have a quorum to recommend it to us.  So, I don’t know the addresses, but it was a series of properties that we approved to be sold by the City.”

Alderwoman Jackson-Brooks:  “Okay.  Was it January 28th or January 18th?”

President Perez:  “The 18th was when the Board of Aldermen voted on it on the recommendation of LCI.  On the 28th is when supposedly the LCI Board voted on it.”

Alderwoman Addonizio:  “If we approve this motion to reconsider, are we then going to have an amendment with exactly what we approved last time?”

President Perez:  “Yes.  Based on the testimony given by Alderwoman Colon, who’s our representative on the LCI Board, nothing has changed.”


Upon motion made and duly seconded, said motion to reconsider the LCI items previously approved on January 18, 2005 passed by a viva voce vote, and it was so declared by the Chair.

February 22, 2005

Hon. Jorge Perez, President

Board of Aldermen

City of New Haven

Dear President Perez

I respectfully submit a motion to reconsider the LCI items previously approved on January 18, 2005.

I make this request because it has come to my attention that the Livable City Initiative Board presented some items to the Board of Aldermen in error.  The error was that the votes to pass the items were invalid votes as there was no quorum on December 28, 2004 and again in the January 2005 meeting.  This was not brought to the attention of the LCI board until the usual legal counsel was present and brought it to their attention.

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