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Entries Categorized as 'City Council'

Following Cop’s Arrest, Newton Urges Audit Of Police Overtime

February 14th, 2018 · 49 Comments · City Council, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Following the arrest of a 34-year veteran of the Police Department for allegedly stealing overtime money, City Councilman Ernie Newton says an audit should go back many years to determine the depth of the abuses.

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School Board Wants Surplus

February 14th, 2018 · 15 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Education, News and Events

On Monday Mayor Joe Ganim announced a surplus of roughly $4.6 million for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2017. A few hours later the Board of Education voted 7-0 to urge the mayor to hand it over to the school system.

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Meanwhile, City Council Members Seek Financial Information

February 13th, 2018 · 5 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

Citizen fiscal observer John Marshall Lee on Monday attended a financial presentation to the City Council’s Budget and Appropriations Committee. He files this commentary: Yesterday was a “red letter” day for the City of Bridgeport. The City stood up publicly on two occasions to talk about financial results. In the morning the Mayor announced a […]

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A Lot Of Gas Blowing Over South End Power Plant Conversion

February 10th, 2018 · 34 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

UPDATE: The City Council members who represent the district, Denese Taylor-Moye and Jack Banta, were instrumental in setting up PSEG’s presentation to the City Council. “We went to (City Council President) Aidee Nieves and explained we need for them to come to the full council for a presentation to all of us,” Taylor-Moye told OIB. She […]

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Will Bridgeport Generation Now’s Battle Cry Lead To Lasting Ideas?

February 9th, 2018 · 35 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Reform is in the air in the city. Will it stick in any lasting measure? Bridgeport Generation Now has launched an on-line petition, see here, in support of an “Anti-Corruption Resolution.” Monday night the social action group’s President Callie Heilmann urged the City Council to support its call to action. See video above.

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“¡Ya Basta!” Clean Up Sewer Collection Mess At WPCA

February 7th, 2018 · 44 Comments · City Council, News and Events

UPDATE, related story here. Retired Superior Court Judge Carmen Lopez is providing guidance to the City Council’s Ordinance Committee that wants to reform collection practices of the Water Pollution Control Authority following constituent complaints. In this OIB commentary she writes “It is true that state law considers a sewer bill that goes unpaid for thirty […]

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Sewer Collection Issues Years In The Making

February 7th, 2018 · 4 Comments · City Council, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: Local debt-collection attorney Juda Epstein is under scrutiny from the City Council for his role in helping recover late sewer fees for Bridgeport’s Water Pollution Control Authority.

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Are You Paying Attention?

February 6th, 2018 · 22 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

That was one among many questions posed to City Council members Monday night by government hawk John Marshall Lee. Less than two months ago, the Assistant City Clerk wrote a letter to three members of the November 2017 City Council informing them of the approved resolution requiring that “all officers of the city, elected or […]

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