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Entries Categorized as 'City Council'

If The Print Shop Could Only Print Boots Filled With Money

March 21st, 2017 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, News and Events

Citizen fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee systematically reviews department expenditures looking for clues in how taxpayer money is spent. Monday night he addressed the City Council about the city’s Print Shop. Hmmm, if only they could print money. From Lee.

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Will Scott Feel The Budget Burn?

March 20th, 2017 · 27 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, Development and Zoning

Standing outside O&G’s ominous stockpiling plant in the East End, the wind whipping off Yellow Mill Pond, City Councilman Scott Burns joined Mayor Joe Ganim and several of Burns’ Black Rock constituents last week saluting Superior Court Judge Dale Radcliffe’s order to shut it down while reminding the construction services firm the battle ahead in […]

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Who’s Jane Doe?

March 18th, 2017 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Monday night’s City Council agenda includes this item: “Communication from City Attorney re: Proposed Settlement of Pending Litigation with Jane Doe, referred to Miscellaneous Matters Committee.”

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City Council Junket Debate, Good For Taxpayers Or Waste Of Money?

March 15th, 2017 · 33 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics

Waste of taxpayer dollars or prudent lobbying work on behalf of the city? The majority of the 20-member City Council are in Washington DC this week attending a conference junket hosted by the National League of Cities. They attended government symposiums, were greeted by Connecticut’s U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy and even met […]

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The Leap Of Faith, Factoring Uncertain State Dollars Into Local Budget Plan

March 10th, 2017 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council

Four weeks from submitting a spending plan to the City Council per City Charter regulation, Mayor Joe Ganim’s finance team is trying to determine just how Governor Dan Malloy’s budget proposal, with many moving parts, will impact the new city budget that begins July 1. Malloy’s budget is currently in the hands of the state […]

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Religious Leaders On City Council Split Over ‘Sanctuary City’

March 9th, 2017 · 93 Comments · City Council, News and Events

While City Council members sort through designating Bridgeport a sanctuary city that is opposed by Mayor Joe Ganim, two church leaders on the legislative body have differing views.

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Confronting City’s New ‘RoboCops’

March 8th, 2017 · 41 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Retired Superior Court Judge Carmen Lopez’s patience meter for the city’s new Downtown parking meters has run out. She writes in a commentary “patrons of downtown businesses are given tickets without ever being told, warned, advised or otherwise notified that pulling over into an empty space for more than 5 minutes will result in a […]

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Waterfront Master Plan On City Council Agenda

March 3rd, 2017 · 10 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Development and Zoning

The Office of Planning and Economic Development is scheduled to present its waterfront master plan to the City Council Monday night, according to the City Council agenda here.

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