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Entries Categorized as 'City Council'

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

July 30th, 2014 · 32 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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What? The City Council Avoids Conflict Of Interest? Hennessy: Council Members Ignore Conflicts On Local Level

July 21st, 2014 · 20 Comments · City Council, News and Events

Sound the trumpets. Bang the drums. Toot the horns. The Bridgeport City Council that has been mired in conflicts of interest for years with city employee councilors approving their own wages and benefits actually tried following federal guidelines so needy organizations wouldn’t lose out on millions of dollars through the Community Development Block Grant Program. […]

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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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State Agency Sets Public Hearing For Planned Solar Park On Closed Dump

July 14th, 2014 · 4 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

The Connecticut Siting Council has announced that a public hearing will take place September 11 in the council chambers of City Hall with sessions at 3 and 7  p.m. to review the planned United Illuminating solar park on the city’s closed dump in the West End of Seaside Park. The state agency’s authority includes jurisdiction […]

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Newton Claims Sharkey Talks Out Of Both Sides Of Mouth When It Comes To Public Trust

July 14th, 2014 · 68 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Last week Speaker of the House Brendan Sharkey endorsed Andre Baker for state representative over Democratic Party-endorsed Ernie Newton, saying at a fundraiser for Baker public trust is the first quality voters should consider when choosing who will represent them. Newton, who faces an August 12 primary from Baker, has fired back charging Sharkey caved […]

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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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Halstead Beats City Blight Order In Court

July 6th, 2014 · 25 Comments · City Council, News and Events

City Councilman Bob Halstead proved you can fight City Hall and win…by taking the city to court. Halstead says he was unfairly cited for blight violations at his home. More from Brian Lockhart, CT Post:

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