With Hartford facing mounting red ink for at least the next four years, City Councilor Kenneth Kennedy says it’s time to reign in hiring and overtime.

He is expected to call for a freeze on both at tonight’s city council meeting.

It’s also the same night Mayor Pedro Segarra is set to deliver a state of the city address that is expected to touch on deficits that could approach 82-million-dollars by 2017.

Kennedy says budgets can’t continue to be balanced on the backs of residents and business owners.  He says they don’t want to drive people out of the city.

Under Kennedy’s proposal, the council would have to approve all overtime requests.

Segarra is scheduled to deliver his address at five p.m.


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