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Entries Categorized as 'City Budget'

General Lee Cautions City Council On Hurricane (Spending) Season

September 16th, 2014 · 2 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

Citizen budget hawk John Marshall Lee issues a storm warning to the City Council in his latest address to the budget-making body Monday night. We are in the hurricane season where the storms roar up the Atlantic Coast. Combined days of rain, with high tides and wind-borne waves can damage low-lying properties and harm residents […]

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Wyman: We’re All In This Together, Offers To Buy Foley A Ticket To Wisconsin Moment

September 13th, 2014 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, News and Events, State Politics

Addressing an eclectic configuration of roughly 50 city Democrats, Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman on Saturday drew a contrast between Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley and incumbent Dan Malloy whom she described as a “guy who has a heart of gold who leads with his heart and his head … If Foley wants a Wisconsin moment,”  […]

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Debating Tax Incentives To Encourage Development

September 9th, 2014 · 16 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Development and Zoning

Several City Council members such as Trish Swain and Rick Torres, in a story by Brian Lockhart of the CT Post, wonder how much money the city is leaving on the table because of tax breaks. Then again, how much would the city lose by not offering developers incentives?

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Lee Issues Titanic Warning To City Council, ‘Rearranging Deck Chairs’

September 3rd, 2014 · 17 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

Fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee, in his latest address Tuesday night to the city’s budget and legislative body, asserts “Your current work, including tonight’s B&A recommendation for another standing item, is merely rearranging deck chairs on the Bridgeport version of the Titanic!” Lee’s City Council address:

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Did You Tag Sale At Mayor’s House?

September 1st, 2014 · 43 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Politics, News and Events

Labor Day weekend is a time for chillin’ and grillin’, biking and hiking, tanning and fanning. And oh yes, tag saleing. Mayor Bill Finch hosted a lawn sale at his Crown Street home on Saturday. Was hizzoner a tough negotiator on the goods?

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Budget Updates, Airport Improvement Program On City Council Agenda

August 30th, 2014 · 1 Comment · City Budget, City Council

The Bridgeport City Council will be back in action on Tuesday at 7 p.m. to act on a Budget and Appropriations Committee report regarding a “Resolution to establish Regular Budget Updates from City Departments as a standing agenda item for the regular monthly meetings of the City Council’s Budget and Appropriations Committee.”

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Enrique Torres Offers Tax Cure

August 22nd, 2014 · 15 Comments · City Budget, City Council

In a commentary first published by the Connecticut Post, two-time mayoral candidate City Councilman Enrique Torres writes, “If we lower taxes, businesses will come. Jobs will come. Crime will come down. Children will stop shooting each other.” From Enrique: David Kooris, Bridgeport’s economic development director, recently switched hats and became a cheerleader by penning a […]

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