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Entries Categorized as 'City Council'

City Council Committee Approves Sale Of Eight Acres Of Golf Course Land To Sacred Heart For $4 Million

May 19th, 2016 · 28 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

UPDATE: The City Council’s Contracts Committee Wednesday night by a 5-0 vote approved the sale of eight acres of “excess” golf course property at Fairchild Wheeler to Sacred Heart University for $4 million that had been previously approved by the Parks Commission. Sacred Heart wants the park property that abuts its campus for land coverage purposes to […]

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Book Schools City Council On Minority Party Representation

May 18th, 2016 · 3 Comments · City Council, City Politics, News and Events

One-party rule is a disservice to taxpayers. That’s the message Republican candidate for State House Ethan Book shared with the City Council Monday night, urging the legislative body–all of them Democrats–to examine the benefits of minority party representation. Ethan Book can be reached at 203.943.0045, newenglimo@aol.com.

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Hole-In-One Or Double Bogey? City Council Weighs Sacred Heart Purchase Of ‘Excess’ Golf Course Property

May 17th, 2016 · 21 Comments · City Council, News and Events

Update: Public hearing June 1. A special meeting of the City Council’s Contracts Committee will take place Wednesday 7 p.m. in the Democratic Caucus Room of City Hall regarding the proposed sale of four acres of “excess” Fairchild Wheeler golf course property to Sacred Heart University. Under the proposal the city will receive $4 million […]

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Looking At Financial Reflections

May 17th, 2016 · 4 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

Some people look at a mirror and like what they see. Others, not so much. Addressing the budget process, citizen fiscal reflector John Marshall Lee asked the City Council Monday night “Did you look at yourself in the mirror?” From Lee: Is the budget process complete for 2017? Or are you waiting for shoes to drop […]

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Proposed Sale Of Excess Park Property Will Receive Public Hearing

May 13th, 2016 · 13 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

A proposal by Sacred Heart University to purchase eight acres of wooded-wet property from Fairchild Wheeler that hosts two municipal golf courses will be referred to the Contracts Committee at Monday night’s City Council meeting. Under the proposal the city will receive $4 million and the property must remain in a natural state for perpetuity and […]

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Fore! SHU Wants Piece Of Golf Course Land, Park Board Approves Veterans Memorial For SHU Tennis Courts, Roach: Great Deal For The City

May 12th, 2016 · 48 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

UPDATE, initial story reported lease instead of sale. The burgeoning Sacred Heart University wants to purchase roughly eight acres of wooded-wetland property from the Bridgeport-owned Fairchild Wheeler golf course that abuts its campus and develop property on Veterans Memorial Park for six tennis courts off Park Avenue. The university, undergoing explosive growth, apparently needs the golf […]

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Council Committees To Take Up Poop Deal With Trumbull, Smith Urges Public Input

May 12th, 2016 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

UPDATE: Meeting cancelled for lack of quorum. A special meeting of the City Council’s joint committee on Miscellaneous Matters and Contracts that was scheduled to take place at 6 tonight (Thursday) to review a proposed settlement of a lawsuit regarding the Town of Trumbull’s user fee arrangement with Bridgeport’s Water Pollution Control Authority has been […]

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City Council Passes Budget Contingent On State Spending

May 10th, 2016 · 54 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Education, Law Enforcement, News and Events

The Bridgeport City Council Monday night unanimously approved a city spending plan of roughly $550 million that includes a $1.5 million contingency for additional education funds depending on the state budget that awaits a vote in a Thursday special session. Mayor Joe Ganim had proposed a $560 million budget that flat funded school spending.

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