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.
Entries Categorized as 'City Council'
August 21st, 2014 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
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. […]
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.
Tags: Andres Ayala·Anthony Musto·Auden Grogins·Bill Finch·Bob "Troll" Walsh·Chris Rosario·Christina Ayala·Dennis Bradley·Don Clemons·Ed Gomes·Ernie Newton·General Electric·Harding High School·Jack Hennessy·Marilyn Moore·Ruben Felipe·Scott Hughes·Sue Brannelly·Tom McCarthy
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 […]
August 8th, 2014 · 27 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events
Retired city firefighter Andy Fardy claims in a commentary the City Council vote a year ago seeking union concessions was done under false pretenses. I read where the city administration has not received the givebacks they sought from many of the unions. The city sold the unions a bill of goods the givebacks were necessary […]
Tags: Andy Fardy
August 4th, 2014 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, News and Events
Citizen budget watchdog John Marshall Lee has addressed the City Council on numerous occasions urging review of timely financial reports. Is it possible they are finally hearing him?
July 30th, 2014 · 45 Comments · City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Education, State Politics
Democratic State Senate candidate Scott Hughes, challenging freshman incumbent Andres Ayala in an August 12 primary, proposes a voter-approved budget for the Board of Education as well as support for enforcing the City Charter prohibiting city employees serving on the City Council. Ayala has opposed state legislation to close a loophole in state law to […]