State Senator Marilyn Moore and David Walker, former U.S. comptroller general, are scheduled to speak.
Entries Categorized as 'City Budget'
October 26th, 2016 · 10 Comments · City Budget, News and Events
October 18th, 2016 · 12 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Education, News and Events
Citizen fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee Monday night addressed the City Council asking “Will you provide your constituents with one or two explanations why you hesitated to help those Kindergarten students and forced them to a lesser place in the education line at the beginning of their career journey?” From Lee: What would you call […]
October 15th, 2016 · 48 Comments · City Budget, News and Events
Mayor Joe Ganim announced on Friday the $20 million municipal deficit inherited from predecessor Bill Finch has been erased for the budget year that ended June 30, an audit underway by Connecticut accounting firm BlumShapiro will show. And Ganim asserts the current budget year is also operating in the black following the revaluation of taxable property […]
October 14th, 2016 · 6 Comments · City Budget, News and Events
October 11th, 2016 · 4 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events
From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: The city has eliminated most of the $20 million budget deficit, if not the entire thing.
October 10th, 2016 · 16 Comments · City Budget, News and Events
While some may be tempted to chug a pint or two (or three) of Guinness upon reviewing a tax hike, OIB friend Pete Spain’s frustration level with his soaring bill and “the human toll on seniors and long-time residents whose taxes have increased nearly 400% in 20 years” prompted him to make application with the […]
October 6th, 2016 · 40 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
Republican State Senate candidate Elaine Hammers announced on Thursday if elected she will introduce legislation requiring municipalities to adhere to a property tax cap. She also announced her support for a financial oversight board for Bridgeport that has been raised by a number of residents of Black Rock who were hit hard by the July […]
October 3rd, 2016 · 11 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Education, News and Events
One month into the new school year, citizen fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee addressed the city council Monday night asserting a call to action, “Where is the march, the walk or the protest in this community that says young lives matter?” I am present tonight with only one red boot. The BS boot in RED […]