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Entries Categorized as 'City Budget'

Budget Updates, Airport Improvement Program On City Council Agenda

August 30th, 2014 · No Comments · 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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Save Trees, Mayor Receives Financial Reporting Suggestions

August 19th, 2014 · 7 Comments · City Budget, City Council

City fiscal observers John Marshall Lee and Phil Smith, in a letter to Mayor Bill Finch, offer suggestions for streamlining financial reports so “The Council and public can better see what is happening by reading notes and observing variances in a format that will allow them to monitor the report monthly as their Agenda declares. […]

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When Little People Must Give More

August 11th, 2014 · 51 Comments · City Budget

Retired city firefighter Andy Fardy argues in a commentary that union leaders must stand up to the executive-level municipal salary increases while their people are asked for givebacks. It’s time for the Bridgeport union leaders who caved to the Finch administration to grow a backbone and say enough is enough. The unions that held firm […]

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Council Members Seek Budget Updates From City Departments

August 4th, 2014 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, News and Events

Citizen budget watchdog John Marshall Lee has addressed the City Council on numerous occasions urging review of timely financial reports. Is it possible they are finally hearing him?

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Hughes Supports Voter-Approved School Budget, Closing Conflicts of Interest On City Council

July 30th, 2014 · 45 Comments · City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Education, State Politics

Democratic State Senate candidate Scott Hughes, challenging freshman incumbent Andres Ayala in an August 12 primary, proposes a voter-approved budget for the Board of Education as well as support for enforcing the City Charter prohibiting city employees serving on the City Council. Ayala has opposed state legislation to close a loophole in state law to […]

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Fabs Says City Violates State Statute

July 22nd, 2014 · 3 Comments · City Budget, City Politics, News and Events

In a statement about his freedom of information complaint against the city regarding disclosure of revaluation information on his North End home, former Mayor John Fabrizi writes “The city broke the law and has not provided the public’s information regarding this issue.” Fabs statement follows and includes state statute language upon which he based his […]

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