Newly-elected West Haven mayor imposes hiring, spending freeze

Newly elected West Haven mayor Nancy Rossi. (WTNH)

WEST HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)–In what she calls an effort to restore “fiscal responsibility,” newly-elected West Haven mayor Nancy Rossi is imposing a hiring, spending, and overtime freeze.

Related Content: Nancy Rossi inaugurated as first female mayor in West Haven’s history

The freeze pertains to all non-essential positions. All spending must be approved by the department head, and those over $500 will be approved by the mayor’s office until further notice, according to a memo from the mayor’s office.

“Only those essential items required to carry out the city’s mission and legislative responsibilities should be processed,” the memo read.

Mayor Rossi is also requesting that the Board of Education institute a similar directive.

WTNH NEWS8 provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Also, you can now block any inappropriate user by simple selecting the drop down menu on the right of any comment and selection "Block User" from there.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s