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Entries Categorized as 'City Council'

Anastasi To Provide Legal Tips To City Council, Torres: An Atrophied Branch Of Government

November 21st, 2014 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events

City Attorney Mark Anastasi’s filtering legal interpretations always intrigue. Monday at 6 p.m. the City Council’s Miscellaneous Matters Committee will meet in the Democratic Caucus Room of City Hall, inside the council chambers, for “An Informational session with City Attorney Mark Anastasi giving us a brief update on rules regarding the discussion and procedures of […]

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Walsh Questions Veracity Of Paoletto Investigation

November 19th, 2014 · 44 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events

Former City Councilman Bob “Troll” Walsh contends city employee councilor Richard Paoletto is being protected from his second sexual harassment allegation, the first of which the Troll says led to a slap on the wrist. City Council President Tom McCarthy, deputy director of Labor Relations, has recused himself from the city’s review process, writing “the […]

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When The Dog Barks, Does The City Council Listen?

November 18th, 2014 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council

One thing about fiscal hound John Marshall Lee, he’s as dogged as they come trying to reach the 20-member City Council that approves the city budget and ordinances, among other matters. In his latest address to the councilors Monday night, Lee reminds them they are halfway through this term with an election on the horizon […]

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Siting Council Approves Solar Plan On Former Seaside Park Dump

November 13th, 2014 · 7 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

News release from Mayor Bill Finch: Today, the Connecticut Siting Council approved Bridgeport’s Green Energy Park–consisting of 9,000 solar panels and a 2.8Mw fuel cell atop an old and unused landfill–giving a final regulatory green light for the clean energy project to commence. The project has also received approval from the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory […]

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Knock, Knock, Budget Committee, Anyone Home?

November 11th, 2014 · 3 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

Citizen fiscal scrutineer John Marshall Lee has arguably attended more City Council budget committee meetings than some of its members. He chronicles the attendance records of budget committee members, including the lack of a quorum on Monday. From Lee: There is only one body in Bridgeport that is charged with looking after taxpayer dollars. It […]

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The City Council’s Higher Standard

November 4th, 2014 · 1 Comment · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

Citizen fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee addressed the City Council Monday night, offering a question: “If you were giving yourself a report card today, what grade might you assign to your behavior and accomplishment?” From Lee: Tonight we meet on the eve of Election Day, of special importance to those running for State Office. Three […]

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Examining Allegations Against Councilman

November 3rd, 2014 · 22 Comments · City Council

Connecticut Post scribe Brian Lockhart digs deeper into the suspension of City Councilman Rich Paoletto from his paid city job. The city, at the request of Richard Paoletto and his union, is refusing to release details of a 2010 sexual harassment case against the councilman and Bridgeport employee that led to his suspension for several […]

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