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Entries Categorized as 'City Council'

Despite Issues, City Hall Sees Positive Designs On Architectural Firm

April 16th, 2015 · 12 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: After years building up architectural and engineering firm Fletcher Thompson’s recent move downtown, City Hall is responding to the firm’s financial troubles and fears about its future with a new message.

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Ganim To Council: Cut Taxes For Weary Homeowners

April 15th, 2015 · 24 Comments · City Budget, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Former Mayor Joe Ganim, exploring a comeback for his old job, has issued his take on Mayor Bill Finch’s no-tax-hike budget proposal to the City Council. In comments to the budget and legislative body, Ganim writes, “The new City Budget should reduce the mil rate and taxes to help weary Bridgeport homeowners.” Ganim letter:

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General Lee Marches Through Budget Proposal

April 14th, 2015 · 3 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

It’s budget season in Connecticut’s largest city, and fiscal hawk John Marshal Lee raises a whole bunch of questions as the City Council’s Budget and Appropriations Committee examines Mayor Bill Finch’s spending plan. From Lee: Council members and representatives of City governance present for the 2015-16 process, thank you for scheduling three hearings for this […]

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Spending Hawks Take Notice–Mayor’s Budget Proposal Now Available For Your Reading Pleasure

April 10th, 2015 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Mayor Bill Finch’s proposed $532 million budget is now accessible on line on the city’s website broken down into segments including a summary and timetable of the spending-plan approval by the City Council for the year starting July 1. See here. Full budget page here. The mayor’s budget proposes no tax increase as he seeks […]

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The Swirling World Of Mayoral Campaign 2015, Town Clerk Alma Maya Seeks Another Term

April 9th, 2015 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

UPDATE: Maya letter to Dems. This mayoral cycle has so many moving parts it could cause whiplash. Please call your local chiropractor.

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OIB Correspondent Jim Callahan Struggles For Life, But Not Perspective On Life–A Journalist’s Journey

April 8th, 2015 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education

Jim Callahan is among the last of the two-fisted journalists who can turn a phrase and complement it with his own photograph. Raised in a family of nine children, he was a kid from King of Prussia, Pennsylvania–growly, disheveled, outspoken, sweet, sour–who arrived in Bridgeport in the late 1970s geared up to take on politicians, […]

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Finch Proposes No Tax Increase In Election Year, Primary On The Horizon

April 7th, 2015 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Education, News and Events

Mayor Bill Finch has submitted an election-year budget to the City Council that holds the line on taxes in a spending plan of $532 million that promises no layoffs. Finch says a modest increase in the grand list of taxable property will hold the proposed mil rate at the current level of 42.19 despite total […]

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Lighting Latimer Way, Commission Appointments, Revitalization Zone On City Council Agenda

April 5th, 2015 · 4 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Honorary designation of Whiting Street “Lewis Latimer Way,” appointment of Velma Lovelace to the Ethics Commission, appointment of Kelly Perez to the Zoning Board of Appeals, approving the Reservoir Neighborhood Revitalization Zone, authorizing an affordable housing tax incentive agreement at 115 Washington Heights Senior Apartments, are among the items on the agenda for the City […]

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