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Entries Categorized as 'City Budget'

Crickets: One Is The Loneliest Number At Budget Public Hearing

April 20th, 2018 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, News and Events

So, a grand total of one–yes, one–spoke Thursday night at the public hearing on the general budget in City Council chambers. And that one person was Bassick High School teacher Annie McDermott who delivered a passionate plea to improve conditions at the physically challenged high school. Annie was encouraged to return next week for the […]

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Library Dollars Shape City Budget

April 16th, 2018 · 2 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Library, News and Events

Voter-approved library funding is now at the center of the city trying to hold the line on taxes. More from CT Post reporter Brian Lockhart:

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Public Hearing Schedule For Mayor’s Proposed Budget

April 14th, 2018 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, News and Events

A public hearing on Mayor Joe Ganim’s $561 million proposed budget will take place Thursday 6 p.m. in City Council chambers before the Budget and Appropriations Committee. See full budget schedule and timeline here. The proposed spending plan calls for no tax increase.

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City Receives Car Tax Reimbursement Money From State

April 11th, 2018 · 3 Comments · City Budget, News and Events

 News release from city’s legislative delegation: The city of Bridgeport is slated to receive $3.1 million in supplemental car tax reimbursement money after the Bridgeport legislative delegation fought to secure the release of the funds from the state Office of Policy and Management.

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Proposed Budget Available On City Website

April 6th, 2018 · 1 Comment · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

Mayor Joe Ganim’s $561 million proposed budget to the City Council is now available on the city website. See here. The spending plan, that calls for no tax increase, also includes the timeline for approval and setting of mil rate in June.

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Ganim Budget: No Tax Increase–Delegates Approved For Mayor’s Run For Governor

April 3rd, 2018 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Mayor Joe Ganim on Monday submitted a $561 million budget proposal to the City Council that calls for no tax increase for a second straight year. When it comes to city budgets, the devil’s in the details. It will be reviewed by the Budget & Appropriations Committee for action over the next six weeks or […]

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The Meaning Of Second Chances?

April 3rd, 2018 · 2 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Law Enforcement, News and Events

City fiscal scrutineer John Marshall Lee, in an address to the City Council Monday night, wonders if Mayor Joe Ganim has made the most out of a second chance opportunity. This morning we awakened to a late spring season snow storm. And by this evening most of the evidence from Mother Nature has disappeared courtesy […]

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Mayor To Submit Budget To Council

March 30th, 2018 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, News and Events, State Politics

Mayor Joe Ganim on Monday is expected to submit his budget proposal to the City Council for the spending year starting July 1. It will be referred to the Budget & Appropriations Committee for review and action. Ganim is running for governor so a tax increase would undercut a fiscal message on the campaign trail. […]

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