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Grand Question For Grand List: What’s The Number?

August 26th, 2015 · 4 Comments · City Budget, City Council, City Politics

City fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee, a candidate for City Council in the 130th District covering Black Rock and a portion of the West End, shares this commentary questioning the value of the city’s grand list of taxable property. From Lee: Who is more important to the future of the City of Bridgeport, bond investors […]

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City Council Match-ups For Democratic Primary Taking Shape

August 11th, 2015 · 11 Comments · City Council, City Politics

Wednesday at 4 p.m. is the deadline for petitioning candidates to submit signatures to the Registrar’s Office to qualify for the September 16 Democratic primary. Joe Ganim has qualified to challenge party-endorsed incumbent Bill Finch for mayor. Mary-Jane Foster, Howard Gardner and Charlie Coviello are awaiting word if they have secured the roughly 1900 certified […]

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Prior To Fundraiser, Ganim Proposes Public Financing Of Municipal Campaigns, “Money Should Not Buy Elections”

August 7th, 2015 · 29 Comments · City Council, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Asserting “special interests have dominated Bridgeport for too long,” former Mayor Joe Ganim on Friday proposed an ordinance calling for the adoption of public financing of municipal elections modeled after a pilot program in New Haven approved by the state. See details of New Haven’s Democracy Fund here.

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Scrapped Tax Deal Back On City Council Agenda, Finch Asks Council To Table It

August 3rd, 2015 · 37 Comments · City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Rejected by the City Council in May, the city’s legislative body tonight (Monday) may revisit a revised 35-year tax abatement for the mixed-use Crescent Crossing housing development at 252 Hallet Street on the East Side. Former Mayor Joe Ganim, a critic of the tax arrangement, is scheduled to address the council during the public speaking […]

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Torres On Ballot For Mayor And City Council

July 31st, 2015 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics

Republican mayoral candidate Enrique Torres is betting if he fails to prevail his third time for the city’s top post, reclaiming his City Council seat will be his backup in the November general election. Republicans have endorsed him for mayor as well as City Council in the 130th District. Torres is the sole Republican on […]

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Endorsed City Council Candidates Could Have Company

July 22nd, 2015 · 26 Comments · City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Challengers to Democratic-endorsed candidates for City Council have begun the petitioning process for the September 16 primary. They will need certified signatures from five percent of registered Dems in their respective districts to qualify for the ballot.

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Ganim, Maya, Hudson Announce Ticket A Week From Convention

July 13th, 2015 · 36 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Hoping history repeats itself with incumbent Fleeta Hudson as his city clerk running mate from 1991 and a new addition with Town Clerk Alma Maya, former Mayor Joe Ganim announced Monday afternoon on the steps of City Hall “a diverse ticket” that has “been in battles for the betterment of Bridgeport.”

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Foster Outlines 50-Day Plan As Mayor

July 11th, 2015 · 30 Comments · City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events

What will a Mary-Jane Foster administration look like if she’s elected mayor? The Democratic candidate on Friday issued a plan for her first 50 days in office: ● The first thing I will do is have an independent audit conducted of the City’s budget ● I will meet with each department in City Hall to […]

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