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Entries Categorized as 'City Budget'

Ganim To Council: Cut Taxes For Weary Homeowners

April 15th, 2015 · 24 Comments · City Budget, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Former Mayor Joe Ganim, exploring a comeback for his old job, has issued his take on Mayor Bill Finch’s no-tax-hike budget proposal to the City Council. In comments to the budget and legislative body, Ganim writes, “The new City Budget should reduce the mil rate and taxes to help weary Bridgeport homeowners.” Ganim letter:

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General Lee Marches Through Budget Proposal

April 14th, 2015 · 3 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

It’s budget season in Connecticut’s largest city, and fiscal hawk John Marshal Lee raises a whole bunch of questions as the City Council’s Budget and Appropriations Committee examines Mayor Bill Finch’s spending plan. From Lee: Council members and representatives of City governance present for the 2015-16 process, thank you for scheduling three hearings for this […]

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Spending Hawks Take Notice–Mayor’s Budget Proposal Now Available For Your Reading Pleasure

April 10th, 2015 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Mayor Bill Finch’s proposed $532 million budget is now accessible on line on the city’s website broken down into segments including a summary and timetable of the spending-plan approval by the City Council for the year starting July 1. See here. Full budget page here. The mayor’s budget proposes no tax increase as he seeks […]

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Finch Proposes No Tax Increase In Election Year, Primary On The Horizon

April 7th, 2015 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Education, News and Events

Mayor Bill Finch has submitted an election-year budget to the City Council that holds the line on taxes in a spending plan of $532 million that promises no layoffs. Finch says a modest increase in the grand list of taxable property will hold the proposed mil rate at the current level of 42.19 despite total […]

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Lighting Latimer Way, Commission Appointments, Revitalization Zone On City Council Agenda

April 5th, 2015 · 4 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Honorary designation of Whiting Street “Lewis Latimer Way,” appointment of Velma Lovelace to the Ethics Commission, appointment of Kelly Perez to the Zoning Board of Appeals, approving the Reservoir Neighborhood Revitalization Zone, authorizing an affordable housing tax incentive agreement at 115 Washington Heights Senior Apartments, are among the items on the agenda for the City […]

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What Will Be In Finch’s Budget?

April 4th, 2015 · 3 Comments · City Budget, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

If history repeats itself, Mayor Bill Finch will submit an election-year budget to the City Council with no tax increase, bolstered by an improved grand list, as CT Post scribe Brian Lockhart reports, with the specter of property revaluation a backdrop of the mayoral campaign. Finch will present his spending plan to the City Council […]

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Lee To City Council: Follow The Money

March 21st, 2015 · 10 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

What’s in the city budget and who’s getting paid? City fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee provides a primer to City Council members where taxpayer money is spent–in case councilors are not paying attention–in his latest address to the budget and legislative body. Money makes the world go around, and that is true for Bridgeport, too. […]

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Pat Crossin, Former City Councilor And School Board Member

March 12th, 2015 · 16 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, Education, News and Events

Former city councilman and school board member Pat Crossin, who waged a courageous struggle with lymphoma, a cancer of the immune system, passed away Thursday morning. Crossin owned and operated Phillips Fuel Systems on the city’s West Side. He was 60.

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