If you’ve ever wanted to know a break down 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.
Entries Categorized as 'City Budget'
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 […]
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 […]
June 4th, 2015 · 55 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events
As the City Council considers a revised tax incentive package for a developer it initially rejected, former Mayor Joe Ganim is calling on the legislative body to torpedo the latest proposed abatement for the East Side Housing development of JHM Financial Group, asserting “It is a slap in the face to Bridgeport taxpayers for Mayor […]
June 2nd, 2015 · 2 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events
When citizen fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee barks, do City Council members listen? Certainly not to Lee’s satisfaction, according to his latest talking points Monday night to the legislative body. Would some council members like to muzzle him? Lee himself is weighing a run for City Council. Do you remember hearing statements that start with […]
May 27th, 2015 · 3 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Development and Zoning
Citizen fiscal scrutineer John Marshall Lee raises a series of questions about job creation in the city. Lee commentary: What’s worrying City residents at this time? Taxes? Education? Jobs?
May 19th, 2015 · 33 Comments · City Budget, Development and Zoning, Education, Law Enforcement
May 19th, 2015 · 6 Comments · City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Education, Firefighters, Law Enforcement, News and Events
Citizen fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee often encourages City Council members to eat their OATs–open, accountable, transparent–while reviewing the city budget. In his latest address to the council Monday night, Lee suggests they coulda cut the budget they approved recently. From Lee: The budget for the 2015-16 that the Mayor presented to you in a […]
Tags: John Marshall Lee