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Entries Categorized as 'City Budget'

Watchdogs & Whistleblowers Welcome

August 23rd, 2016 · 13 Comments · City Budget, News and Events

It’s time to bark in the burg. Led by citizen financial watchdog John Marshall Lee, a forum for discussion, ideas and “barking points” has been launched at Watchdogs Bridgeport, a showcase for city issues. Lee says all fiscal hounds are welcome.

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Truckin’! Bad Vibes For Hippie Fest, City Sues For $500K Security Costs

August 18th, 2016 · 33 Comments · City Budget, News and Events

The Gathering of the Vibes festival at Seaside Park saluting the music of the Grateful Dead originated under Joe Ganim’s first mayoralty and may very well end up, well, Truckin’. Hey, everyone must experience a Touch Of Gray, right? The city is suing organizers for truckin’ from Bridgeport owing serious Sugar Magnolia in police security […]

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City Council To Vote On Labor Concession Deal

August 14th, 2016 · 11 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

A special meeting of the City Council will take place Monday at 6 p.m. in City Hall to  vote on two Contract Committee reports regarding labor concession agreements with the National Association of Government Employees and the Bridgeport City Supervisor’s Association.

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Moore Crushes McCarthy, Gomes Defeats Bradley, Stallworth Holds Off Pereira

August 10th, 2016 · 128 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

State Senator Marilyn Moore on Tuesday thrashed her Democratic primary opponent Tom McCarthy running up large pluralities in Bridgeport and performing strong in suburban Trumbull and Monroe, according to unofficial returns. State Senator Ed Gomes bested school board chairman Dennis Bradley and State Rep. Charlie Stallworth defeated school board member Maria Pereira in a close contest, […]

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‘Graveyard Full’ Of Financial Skeletons

August 4th, 2016 · 14 Comments · City Budget, News and Events

In a call for a financial oversight board, former Republican City Councilwoman from Black Rock Donna Curran shares this stinging commentary about city finances, asserting “Of course, we do understand why “outside” assistance is rejected–the fear of exposing abuses that go back decades.” From Curran:

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Moore Supporter: She’s Not Beholden To The Machine

August 2nd, 2016 · 41 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics

So far, for the most part, political operatives on behalf of their respective candidates for the August 9 Democratic primaries have been playing nice. Publicly, at least. Good grief, it’s a rite of passage in city political campaigns to fire up the blowtorch. Ah, but then we received this little branding iron from Lou Innacell […]

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The Crowd Roars For Tax Relief At City Council Meeting–Will It Matter?

August 2nd, 2016 · 73 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, News and Events

Another cranky crowd–mostly from the highly taxed Black Rock neighborhood–packed City Council Chambers Monday night, four weeks after venting about tax increases, to once again remind members of the budget and legislative body they haven’t forgotten about the impact on their pocketbooks. Former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker received a standing ovation in his call […]

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Spain Shares Fiscal Pain In City, Urges Course Correction And Assistance For Seniors

August 1st, 2016 · 5 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

Pete Spain, who lives in Black Rock, was among the speakers to address the City Council Monday night. Educated at Yale, studious Spain is one of those guys in dogged pursuit of information and facts. OIB asked for a verbatim transcript of his remarks and he obliged.

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