The police officer arrested recently for discharging a firearm inside Bagel King last December has once again called for an investigation against Assistant Police Chief James Nardozzi for slurs a college professor used in the context of ethics training last year. Some department members say the criticism directed at Nardozzi is a witch hunt for […]
Entries Categorized as 'City Budget'
March 7th, 2014 · 42 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, Cops, News and Events
March 7th, 2014 · 9 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events
Mayor Bill Finch will submit his proposed budget to the City Council in four weeks with less tax revenue than last year. From CT Post scribe Brian Lockhart: A year after City Hall celebrated a near 1 percent increase in the grand list–the amount of taxable property–some of those gains were lost.
March 6th, 2014 · 13 Comments · City Budget, City Council
One month away from Mayor Bill Finch submitting his budget proposal to the City Council, city financial guardian John Marshall Lee implored the city’s budget authority to focus on the financials. His Monday address to the council: Council President McCarthy, Council persons, interested member of the Bridgeport community. For the past two Council sessions I […]
February 20th, 2014 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Politics, News and Events
One thing about retired city firefighter Andy Fardy, he doesn’t operate with a weak hose. He tells you exactly how he feels. He’s hoping anger in the city will lead to a political powerwashing on March 4. But that takes will and organizational efforts, as he points out in this commentary. Fardy’s wife Pat, a […]
February 19th, 2014 · 4 Comments · City Budget, City Council
City fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee addressed the City Council Tuesday night, encouraging the city’s legislative and fiscal body to be more assertive in the city’s budgetary process. His commentary follows:
February 18th, 2014 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, Development and Zoning
Monday night’s vote by the Parks Commission rejecting a plan for thousands of solar panels on the old municipal dump in Seaside Park designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is giving Mayor Bill Finch a lot of gas. This is a mayor who cares deeply about green energy. The vote jeopardizes approval of the city’s […]
February 18th, 2014 · 33 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, News and Events
Yikes. This is one list you don’t want to be on. A report by The Office of Revenue Analysis of the government of the District of Columbia places Bridgeport number one for the largest tax rate in the country when combining property, sales, auto and income taxes. According to the recently released study, a hypothetical Bridgeport […]