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Entries Categorized as 'City Budget'

Staley Joins City Management Team

July 21st, 2016 · 52 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, News and Events

UPDATE: Kimberly Staley who most recently served as vice president and director of client services for the KRA Corporation, a workforce development company, has been hired as assistant chief administrative officer. Staley was raised in Father Panik Village and PT Barnum public housing projects. The annual salary is $127,555.

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Stafstrom Calls On Mayor To Form Commission To Examine City’s Long-term Debt

July 20th, 2016 · 82 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

A Black Rock community forum took place Tuesday night featuring City Council members Kate Bukovsky and Scott Burns hearing additional calls for a state oversight board to monitor city finances. The meeting was attended by State Rep. Steve Stafstrom and City Finance Director Ken Flatto. The video above was posted on the YouTube channel of […]

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Ganim Signs Concession Deal With Two City Unions, Layoffs Rescinded

July 19th, 2016 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, News and Events

Mayor Joe Ganim on Tuesday signed concession agreements with two collective bargaining units that will freeze wages for one year for a savings of roughly $500,000 for the current fiscal year in exchange for no layoffs for the remainder of their contracts that both end on June 30, 2018. The budget year that began July […]

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Walker Makes Video Pitch For State-Created Financial Control Board

July 16th, 2016 · 41 Comments · City Budget, News and Events

David Walker, former U.S. Comptroller General, has issued a video appeal for creation of a financial control board to oversee city finances. Such a process would require support of Governor Dan Malloy and the state legislature. Mayor Joe Ganim who opposes state financial oversight inherited a Bridgeport Financial Review Board upon his election in November […]

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White Paper: Debating The Need For A Financial Review Board

July 14th, 2016 · 29 Comments · City Budget, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Former City Councilman Tom White, who also provided staff support for the budget and legislative body, shares in a commentary the city’s failure to provide financial oversight. “The missing ingredient, in my opinion, is members that have the education and work experience to handle this challenging role. Also missing is support staff to assist with […]

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City Sells Land For Next Phase Of Steelpointe Harbor Development

July 13th, 2016 · 21 Comments · City Budget, Development and Zoning, News and Events

From city Communications Director Av Harris: Mayor Joe Ganim today announced that the City of Bridgeport has sold the remaining two pieces of land at Steelpointe Harbor for $2,086,600 to the Bridgeport Landing Development (BLD). The deal was closed on July 1, 2016 giving BLD approval to begin construction on a Cinépolis luxury movie theatre, […]

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City Council Members Annoyed About Lack Of Information

July 11th, 2016 · 22 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

First, Mayor Joe Ganim’s so-called office of public integrity is put on hold and now funding for his second-chance initiative receives push-back from a City Council committee. Who’s doing the administration’s advance work with the City Council?

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Watchdog Barks About “Hidden Government”–Will Others Dig In?

July 10th, 2016 · 6 Comments · City Budget, City Council, City Politics

For years, citizen fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee has been a lonely bark adding light to the dark of government finances with little backup from struggling taxpayers at City Council meetings. Last week, City Council chambers was jammed with angry taxpayers only after they received their tax bills. It’s always better to vent before the budget […]

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