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Entries from July 19th, 2017

Council Committee Approves Budget, No Tax Increase

May 6th, 2017 · 23 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

The City Council’s Budget and Appropriations Committee on Saturday essentially approved Mayor Joe Ganim’s proposed $542 million spending plan with some alterations including $3 million more for schools and cutting police overtime account by $1 million. Ganim has come under fierce criticism by education advocates for short changing the school budget.

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Ganim Pitches Driverless Car Technology For Downtown

May 6th, 2017 · 8 Comments · News and Events

Mayor Joe Ganim envisions Downtown as a start-up test center for autonomous vehicles. In a letter to the tri-chairs of the state legislature’s Transportation Committee, Ganim is pitching designated lanes Downtown for the testing process that would include installation of transponders. Where could this be done? Water Street?

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Founder Of Bridgeport Charter School Scrutinized For Hartford Model

May 6th, 2017 · 5 Comments · Education, News and Events

The founder of Capital Prep Harbor School, located Downtown, and the Connecticut Department of Education, are coming under fire by state auditors for lack of enrollment oversight at the Hartford school that served as the Bridgeport model.

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