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Entries Categorized as 'City Budget'

Hughes Supports Voter-Approved School Budget, Closing Conflicts of Interest On City Council

July 30th, 2014 · 5 Comments · City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Education, State Politics

Democratic State Senate candidate Scott Hughes, challenging freshman incumbent Andres Ayala in an August 12 primary, proposes a voter-approved budget for the Board of Education as well as support for enforcing the City Charter prohibiting city employees serving on the City Council. Ayala has opposed state legislation to close a loophole in state law to […]

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Fabs Says City Violates State Statute

July 22nd, 2014 · 3 Comments · City Budget, City Politics, News and Events

In a statement about his freedom of information complaint against the city regarding disclosure of revaluation information on his North End home, former Mayor John Fabrizi writes “The city broke the law and has not provided the public’s information regarding this issue.” Fabs statement follows and includes state statute language upon which he based his […]

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City Attorney Slams Door On Fabs FOI Request, Fabs Files Complaint

July 22nd, 2014 · 37 Comments · City Budget, City Politics, News and Events

More than two months after submitting a freedom of information request for “all data and values on my personal residence” associated with the city’s two-year delay on the revaluation of city taxable property, former Mayor John Fabrizi has his answer from the city: Forget about it. The city doesn’t have the documents, according to a […]

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Let The Public Speak At Council Committee Meetings

July 15th, 2014 · 7 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

The City Council’s Economic and Community Development Committee will meet tonight (Tuesday) at 6 in the Wheeler Room, first floor of City Hall. Citizen fiscal analyst John Marchall Lee will attend in interest of several agenda items including Proposed Resolution authorizing a Tax Incentive Development Agreement for the New Construction of 56 Residential Units located […]

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Moore Pledges To Pilot Tax Fairness

July 8th, 2014 · 31 Comments · City Budget, News and Events, State Politics

It’s been a long-standing argument. If Governor Dan Malloy and the Connecticut Legislature really want to provide an immediate financial infusion to the state’s largest city, fully compensate Bridgeport for its tax-exempt properties under the state’s PILOT (payment in lieu of taxes) Program. Democratic State Senate candidate Marilyn Moore argues it’s the fairest way to […]

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Speaking Of Green, General Lee Highlights Financial Issues

July 8th, 2014 · 4 Comments · City Budget, City Council

City fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee addressed the City Council Monday night urging the mayor to “BE GREEN, Mayor Finch, in more things … especially the “green” $$$$.” Lee’s commentary follows: The City has many problems as you know. Financial issues loom large in almost everything that crosses your desk. The Charter and Ordinances as […]

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Yeah Baby, Line Up To Pay Your Taxes

July 2nd, 2014 · No Comments · City Budget, News and Events

“Let me tell you how it will be, There’s one for you, nineteen for me, ‘Cause I’m the Taxman, Yeah, I’m the Taxman.”–George Harrison Who says Bridgeporters aren’t jonesing to pay their taxes?

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