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Entries Categorized as 'City Budget'

The Watchdog Barks, Where Are The Checks And Balances?

October 6th, 2015 · 7 Comments · City Budget, City Politics, News and Events

It’s a question city fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee has growled dozens of times in addressing the City Council, the legislative and budget-approving authority that is supposed to provide a check on the executive branch. Lee Monday night reiterated the declaration. Until Bridgeport has a sustainable governance structure and processes, with checks and balances for […]

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Grand Question For Grand List: What’s The Number?

August 26th, 2015 · 4 Comments · City Budget, City Council, City Politics

City fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee, a candidate for City Council in the 130th District covering Black Rock and a portion of the West End, shares this commentary questioning the value of the city’s grand list of taxable property. From Lee: Who is more important to the future of the City of Bridgeport, bond investors […]

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Ganim Urges FOI Commission To Order Release Of Property Information–Foster: Ganim Mr. Hypocrisy

August 20th, 2015 · 70 Comments · City Budget, City Politics, News and Events

Calling the delay to implement property revaluation a “scripted shell game solely designed to keep Bridgeport voters in the dark,” former Mayor Joe Ganim is asking the state Freedom of Information Commission to order the disclosure of property assessment information for the October 1, 2013 grand list of taxable property. Mary-Jane Foster, challenging Ganim and […]

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Moore, Gomes Tout Car Tax Break

July 24th, 2015 · 11 Comments · City Budget, News and Events

News release from State Senators Marilyn Moore and Ed Gomes: At a press conference today at Bridgeport’s We Transport Inc., State Senators Ed Gomes (D-Bridgeport) and Marilyn Moore (D-Bridgeport) announced that Park City businesses and middle-class families can expect to see millions of dollars in car tax relief in 2016. Bridgeport senators were joined by […]

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Foster Outlines 50-Day Plan As Mayor

July 11th, 2015 · 30 Comments · City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events

What will a Mary-Jane Foster administration look like if she’s elected mayor? The Democratic candidate on Friday issued a plan for her first 50 days in office: ● The first thing I will do is have an independent audit conducted of the City’s budget ● I will meet with each department in City Hall to […]

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Tracking State Aid To Bridgeport

July 6th, 2015 · 1 Comment · City Budget, News and Events

If you’ve ever wanted to know a breakdown in the money Connecticut’s most populous city receives from the state, here’s your chance courtesy of CT Mirror based on the new state budget.

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Ganim: Finch Hiding Tax Hit, Finch Spokesperson: Ganim Dishonest

June 19th, 2015 · 47 Comments · City Budget, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Former Mayor Joe Ganim accuses Mayor Bill Finch of concealing a “ticking tax hike” by not disclosing information from a revaluation of city property that was delayed last year. The revaluation company that conducted the initial work is now undergoing the exercise again for the budget year starting July 1, 2016. Ganim has issued a […]

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Revaluation Redo On Council Agenda, Torres Wants Timely Information

June 15th, 2015 · 6 Comments · City Budget, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Last year the Connecticut General Assembly and Governor Dan Malloy, at the urging of Mayor Bill Finch, delayed implementation of state-mandated revaluation of taxable property that extended into this election year. Vision Government Solutions, the company that was paid more than $300,000 for the delayed service but must now update the property information, is on […]

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