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Entries Categorized as 'City Council'

Gomes, Stafstrom Support Government Reform Bill

February 26th, 2015 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, State Politics

As Ed Gomes and Steve Stafstrom prepare to enter the Connecticut legislature in mid session, fresh off special election wins, supporters of a government reform bill have picked up two allies in the ongoing effort to enforce the City Charter prohibiting city employees from serving on the City Council.

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Campaign Operatives Gear Up For Tuesday’s Special Elections–Predictions?

February 21st, 2015 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, State Politics

Here we go, the weekend before Tuesday’s special elections for State Senate and State House. The various camps have segued to get-out-the-vote mode.

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Have You Read The Audit?

February 19th, 2015 · 5 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

Unless you’re passionate about numbers, statistics, line items, surpluses, deficits and more, analyzing a Comprehensive Annual Financial Report can cause eyes to glaze over quickly. Fire up the espresso machine! City fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee has arguably spent more time than anyone else on the planet reviewing Bridgeport government financials as a civilian taxpayer. […]

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Richards Wave Bye Bye To City Council

February 18th, 2015 · 17 Comments · City Council, News and Events

From Keila Torres Ocasio, CT Post: There was no mention of the months-long sexual harassment probe against Richard Paoletto. There was also no mention of the thousands in back taxes and child support owed by Richard DeJesus.

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State Senator Cathy Osten Trashes Will Of The People For Political Profiteers

February 17th, 2015 · 83 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Bridgeport voters decided at the polls they don’t want city employees serving on the City Council because taxpayers believe their money will be ripped off by political profiteers who’d vote to approve their own wages and benefits, as well as other dubious financial achievements. And, as it turns out, that’s exactly what has happened. A […]

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Icky For Ricky–DeJesus Says He’ll Resign City Council Seat, Finch Tells Him To Drop State Senate Bid

February 14th, 2015 · 53 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

UPDATE: Richard Paoletto will not be the only City Council member resigning after Tuesday night’s meeting. Add Democratic State Senate candidate Ricky DeJesus to the list. Meanwhile Mayor Bill Finch wants DeJesus to drop out of the February 24 special election, according to the Connecticut Post. Finch political operatives, after delivering the endorsement to DeJesus, […]

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Paoletto Announces Retirement From City, Will Resign Council Seat

February 14th, 2015 · 46 Comments · City Council, News and Events

City employee City Councilman Richard Paoletto has announced his retirement from his paid position as well as his resignation from the City Council representing the Upper East Side, following a second sexual harassment claim against him in five years.

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