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Entries from November 20th, 2017

Gander At City Employees Hired Since Ganim’s Return

April 1st, 2017 · 86 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

In the roughly 16 months of Joe Ganim’s return to office, about 230 city hires have taken place, a solid one-third from the ranks of uniformed services as the city struggles to keep pace with attrition from police and fire. See list of mostly full-time city hires since December 1, 2015 here.

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No Tax Increase In Ganim Budget

April 1st, 2017 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Mayor Joe Ganim says the spending plan he submits to the City Council on Tuesday for the budget year starting July 1 will be less than the current year $552 million budget and include no tax increase.

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Kohut: Real Answer To Police Pursuit Is Technology

April 1st, 2017 · 3 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

Bridgeport block watch resident Jeff Kohut, a 2011 mayoral candidate, weighs in on the new regional law enforcement approach to pursue suspects in violation of motor vehicle laws, asserting “What is really needed, as I’ve been preaching verbally and in print in the media for years, is better use of technology in detecting/tracking criminal behavior.”

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Regional Approach To Motor Vehicle Enforcement, ‘Boundaries Just Lines On A Map’

April 1st, 2017 · 5 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

You want regionalism? When it comes to traffic enforcement, so do police chiefs from six area departments: Bridgeport, Stratford, Fairfield, Trumbull, Monroe and Easton. See video above courtesy of Doing It Local.

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City Cites Meter Issues Downtown

April 1st, 2017 · No Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: City Hall is trying to put the genie back in the bottle–er–parking meter.

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