Citizen budget hawk John Marshall Lee issues a storm warning to the City Council in his latest address to the budget-making body Monday night. We are in the hurricane season where the storms roar up the Atlantic Coast. Combined days of rain, with high tides and wind-borne waves can damage low-lying properties and harm residents […]
Entries Categorized as 'City Budget'
September 16th, 2014 · 2 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events
Tags: John Marshall Lee
September 13th, 2014 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, News and Events, State Politics
Addressing an eclectic configuration of roughly 50 city Democrats, Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman on Saturday drew a contrast between Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley and incumbent Dan Malloy whom she described as a “guy who has a heart of gold who leads with his heart and his head … If Foley wants a Wisconsin moment,” […]
September 9th, 2014 · 16 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Development and Zoning
Several City Council members such as Trish Swain and Rick Torres, in a story by Brian Lockhart of the CT Post, wonder how much money the city is leaving on the table because of tax breaks. Then again, how much would the city lose by not offering developers incentives?
September 3rd, 2014 · 17 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events
Fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee, in his latest address Tuesday night to the city’s budget and legislative body, asserts “Your current work, including tonight’s B&A recommendation for another standing item, is merely rearranging deck chairs on the Bridgeport version of the Titanic!” Lee’s City Council address:
Tags: John Marshall Lee
September 1st, 2014 · 43 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Politics, News and Events
Labor Day weekend is a time for chillin’ and grillin’, biking and hiking, tanning and fanning. And oh yes, tag saleing. Mayor Bill Finch hosted a lawn sale at his Crown Street home on Saturday. Was hizzoner a tough negotiator on the goods?
August 30th, 2014 · 1 Comment · 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.”
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 […]