Here's what made news in Stamford government this year:
For months, Stamford's boatyard remained a forefront issue. The city's planning board led weeks of public hearings and meetings.
The quandary, whether or not a license agreement between developer Building and Land Technology and the city should be approved or not. But in October, BLT pulled its application saying they wanted to start over.
With the discussion of a new boatyard came talk of a new animal shelter. With problems like overcrowding at the facility and its location, many residents spoke up for the well-being of the shelter's animals.
This year, three portions of roads were named after three Stamford heroes. Brian Bill, a US Navy Seal who was killed in Afghanistan, World War Two Medal of Honor Recipient Homer Lee Wise and beloved teacher Leslie Padilla, who passed away from cancer. Legislators made sure each hero was recognized with a memorial highway or bridge, and each, dedicated with a ceremony.