During Mayor Elicker's first term, the administration focused on getting things  done simultaneously as New Haven faced a global pandemic. Mayor Elicker took bold steps to combat COVID-19.

  • Took decisive action to secure New Haven on March 15, 2020

  • Negotiated millions in additional funding for New Haven to protect our essential workers and the services they provide for years to come

  • Ensuring New Haven leads other large cities in the effort to get all New Haven residents to get vaccinated with hundreds of pop-up clinics, fun events, incentives, and vaccine education

  • Provided every New Haven Public School student with a computer and access to free internet, bridging the digital divide

  • Provided permanent housing to over 600 individuals experiencing homelessness across the city

In the midst of responding to COVID-19, other issues needed to be confronted within our city to make New Haven work for everyone. In our first term together, we were able to accomplish so much:

 

  • Providing permanent housing to over 600 individuals experiencing homelessness across the city

  • Opening a Reentry Welcome Center to support every New Haven resident returning to everyday life from incarceration

  • Expanding job training for New Haven Residents with the Construction Jobs Pipeline program

  • Declaring that everyone in the Elm City is welcome by strengthening New Haven’s sanctuary city protections for undocumented immigrants​

  • Solving a 20-year dispute over Union Station, providing a projected $60 million dollars of revenue to New Haven.

  • Advocating with a bipartisan group of 28 mayors across the state for an increase in the Elm City's funding from the PILOT program, resulting in $49 million extra dollars coming to New Haven

  • Providing every New Haven Public School student with a computer and access to free internet, bridging the digital divide

  • Introducing a multi-faceted Summer Reset Program that includes a $6.3 million invested in youth, safety, and community activities to rebound from the pandemic

  • From day 1, this administration has never wavered in fighting to make Yale pay their fair share. Our Mayor is currently on the frontlines negotiating that Yale increase their contribution to the city 

Achievements

 Mayor Elicker tackled New Haven's long-standing challenges, working to build a New Haven for everyone. In his first term, he focused on getting things done to New Haven forward.

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​Getting things done for New Haven 

  • Led a bipartisan group of 28 mayors across the state and in partnership with the state delegation, to advocate for an increase in the Elm City's funding from the PILOT program, resulting in $49.6 million extra dollars in allocation to the city, resulting in $90 million dollars coming to New Haven every year, more than double last year

 

  • Increased annual investments in our pensions and capped the amount of debt issued annually to put us on sound financial footing without raising taxes

  • Resolved a 20-year dispute over Union Station, resulting in a $60 million investment in New Haven

  • Advocated for more affordable housing throughout New Haven

    • Introduced an Inclusionary Zoning Ordinance that require as much as 10% of new Downtown housing units to be affordable

    • Allowing accessory dwelling units to increase affordable housing units throughout the city

    • Introduced landlord accountability measures to streamline the process for fining egregious offending landlords

    • Increased affordable and deeply affordable units across the city with new investments and more in the pipeline

  • Introduced a multi-faceted Summer Reset Program that includes a $6.3 million invested in youth, safety, and community activities to rebound from the pandemic

  • Expanded job training for New Haven Residents with the Construction Jobs Pipeline program

  • Broke ground on the Downtown Crossing Project Phase 3, which will connect all of our neighborhoods together and provide a learning hub for New Haven highschoolers