Citizen fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee Monday night addressed the City Council asking “Will you provide your constituents with one or two explanations why you hesitated to help those Kindergarten students and forced them to a lesser place in the education line at the beginning of their career journey?” From Lee: What would you call […]
Entries Categorized as 'City Council'
October 18th, 2016 · 12 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Education, News and Events
October 17th, 2016 · 24 Comments · City Council, Education
The Hartford Courant’s Kathleen Megan chronicles the battle for education policy control in Connecticut’s largest city with an emphasis on the resignation of school chief Fran Rabinowitz. Once again, Rabinowitz asserts, she could not function in her role with the so-called intrusion of one Board of Education member Maria Pereira. But revealing in the article […]
October 16th, 2016 · No Comments · City Council, Law Enforcement, News and Events
Monday night’s City Council meeting should be a quick one with most agenda items referred to committees, boards and commissions, but an item addendum involves approval of Mayor Joe Ganim’s nomination of Maritza Bond as director of health.
October 11th, 2016 · 4 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events
From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: The city has eliminated most of the $20 million budget deficit, if not the entire thing.
October 6th, 2016 · 40 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
Republican State Senate candidate Elaine Hammers announced on Thursday if elected she will introduce legislation requiring municipalities to adhere to a property tax cap. She also announced her support for a financial oversight board for Bridgeport that has been raised by a number of residents of Black Rock who were hit hard by the July […]
October 3rd, 2016 · 11 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Education, News and Events
One month into the new school year, citizen fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee addressed the city council Monday night asserting a call to action, “Where is the march, the walk or the protest in this community that says young lives matter?” I am present tonight with only one red boot. The BS boot in RED […]
September 30th, 2016 · 35 Comments · City Council, News and Events
Mayor Joe Ganim has appointed Maritza Bond, who supervises a health education center in New London, to serve as city health director. Her nomination will be referred to the City Council’s Contracts Committee Monday night. See Council agenda here. Council addendum here.
September 27th, 2016 · 24 Comments · City Council, City Politics, Education, Law Enforcement
OIB friend, past CC member and past council president Lisa Parziale comments on the state of Bridgeport city management by both the mayor and City Council, and encourages others to get involved to fix the problems. December 2015 ended two terms of leadership under former Mayor Bill Finch, and the torch was then passed to […]