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Entries Categorized as 'City Council'

“Ricky Nothing But Great To Me And Our Kids”

January 29th, 2015 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

When you’re a candidate embroiled in public chaos, as is the case with State Senate hopeful Richard DeJesus, it can be good to recruit a perceived victim to step up on your behalf to explain things away. OIB has received such an email claiming to be the ex-wife of City Councilman DeJesus who had promised […]

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Torres Pushes Citizen Petition To Enforce City Charter Ending Conflicts Of Interest

January 29th, 2015 · 27 Comments · City Council, City Politics, State Politics

Republican City Councilman Enrique Torres, a candidate for the February 24 special election for Connecticut’s 129th State House District, has launched a petition drive both online here and in hard copy at his Harborview Market in Black Rock to build public support to enforce the Bridgeport City Charter that prohibits city employees from serving on […]

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Foster Hits Finch On Hypocrisy

January 28th, 2015 · 60 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Education

In what could be a prelude to another run for mayor this year, 2011 Democratic mayoral candidate Mary-Jane Foster cites “examples of the cultural DNA of political corruption that has wholly permeated and consumed the operations of this administration.” From Foster: Mayor Bill Finch needs to take a long, hard look in the mirror before […]

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Hennessy And Moore Introduce State Legislation To End Conflict Of Interest On City Council

January 28th, 2015 · 50 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events

State Representative Jack Hennessy and State Senator Marilyn Moore have introduced the government reform bill An act prohibiting municipal employees from serving on certain municipal legislative bodies that would extend state law to include all governmental bodies that serve as boards of finance such as the City Council. The Bridgeport City Charter approved by voters […]

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Councilors Want Resolution To Paid Suspension

January 26th, 2015 · 10 Comments · City Council, City Politics, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: Three months after a city councilman and employee was sent home with pay over a sexual harassment allegation, two colleagues have demanded a status update on the politically volatile investigation.

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Torres: Bridgeport’s ‘Institutional Corruption’ Hurts Taxpayers

January 19th, 2015 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics

Mayor Bill Finch dismisses the City Charter approved by voters that prohibits city employees from serving on the City Council. In fact, the head of the city’s legislative body that’s supposed to serve as a check on the executive branch to protect taxpayers works at the pleasure of the mayor as deputy director of Labor […]

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Steve Stafstrom Wins State House Endorsement

January 15th, 2015 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Former City Councilman Steve Stafstrom Thursday night at Testo’s Restaurant received the endorsement for the February 24 special election to fill the State House seat vacated by Auden Grogins who’s been nominated to the state bench.

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