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Entries Categorized as 'City Council'

Budget Updates, Airport Improvement Program On City Council Agenda

August 30th, 2014 · 1 Comment · City Budget, City Council

The Bridgeport City Council will be back in action on Tuesday at 7 p.m. to act on a Budget and Appropriations Committee report regarding a “Resolution to establish Regular Budget Updates from City Departments as a standing agenda item for the regular monthly meetings of the City Council’s Budget and Appropriations Committee.”

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Will Daniels Mayoral Campaign Be A Boon Or Bust?

August 25th, 2014 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics

In early 1992, the governor of Arkansas seeking the Democratic nomination for president over the likes of former California Governor Jerry Brown visited the Ralphola Taylor Center in the East End seeking votes for the Connecticut primary. Ernie Newton, a young city politician back in the day, recalls you could fill a phone booth with […]

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Enrique Torres Offers Tax Cure

August 22nd, 2014 · 15 Comments · City Budget, City Council

In a commentary first published by the Connecticut Post, two-time mayoral candidate City Councilman Enrique Torres writes, “If we lower taxes, businesses will come. Jobs will come. Crime will come down. Children will stop shooting each other.” From Enrique: David Kooris, Bridgeport’s economic development director, recently switched hats and became a cheerleader by penning a […]

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Voter Enrollment Cleaned Up, Dems With 10 To 1 Registration Advantage

August 21st, 2014 · 34 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Local election officials have cleaned up the city’s voter registration enrollment numbers reducing registered voters to roughly 57,000, down from more than 70,000 that had been maintained from the surging voter interest led by the 2008 presidential cycle with Barack Obama on the ballot.

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Save Trees, Mayor Receives Financial Reporting Suggestions

August 19th, 2014 · 7 Comments · City Budget, City Council

City fiscal observers John Marshall Lee and Phil Smith, in a letter to Mayor Bill Finch, offer suggestions for streamlining financial reports so “The Council and public can better see what is happening by reading notes and observing variances in a format that will allow them to monitor the report monthly as their Agenda declares. […]

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Musto Busto, Ayalas In Opposite Directions, Moses And The Undertaker

August 14th, 2014 · 29 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events, State Politics

For opponents of Mayor Bill Finch, it’s tempting to declare Anthony Musto’s city voter shellacking by Marilyn Moore was a referendum on the mayor. It’s not. It was a referendum on Anthony Musto from an opponent and a coalition force of many that drew a contrast on his job performance and disengagement from voter concerns.

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Lopez: City Councilors ‘Prisoners In The Cave Of Comfortable Ignorance’

August 12th, 2014 · 5 Comments · City Council, City Politics, Education, News and Events

In a commentary first published by the Connecticut Post, retired Superior Court Judge and Bridgeport resident Carmen Lopez takes aim at the “obedient employees on the Council to march on command and follow orders” during a meeting of the City Council’s Education Committee. Check it out: Take an introductory course in philosophy at any university […]

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