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Councilwoman Martinez Charges Minutes Of Meetings Inaccurate

October 17th, 2018 · 10 Comments · City Council, News and Events, Uncategorized

Do transcripts of City Council committee meetings contradict the minutes recorded by the secretarial services group hired by the City Clerk’s Office that preserves council records? City Councilwoman Enedia Martinez, a member of the Ordinance Committee, asserts that’s the case declaring “My review reveals that the minutes in many instances do not accurately reflect what […]

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Freedom Of Information Raid–City Lawyers Lopezed For Illegal City Council Committee Meeting

October 4th, 2018 · 9 Comments · City Council, News and Events

A state hearing officer has ruled city lawyers directed an illegal executive session of the City Council’s Budget and Appropriations Committee whose members have been ordered to a training session on the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act following a May meeting that was challenged by retired Superior Court Judge Carmen Lopez after the […]

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Councilman Langan Raises Concerns About Public Safety Grant

October 2nd, 2018 · 7 Comments · City Council, Law Enforcement, News and Events

The City Council’s  Public Safety and Transportation Committee is scheduled to meet Tuesday night in Wheeler Room A of City Hall and one of the agenda items, see here, “Grant Submission: re U.S. Department of Justice Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) for FY2018 Local Solicitation” will be addressed by West Side councilman Kyle […]

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City Council Pushes Residency Reporting Requirement

September 28th, 2018 · 19 Comments · City Council, Civil Service, News and Events

The City Council Monday night is expected to refer a resolution to the Ordinance Committee to “consider if Ms. Eleanor Guedes, a member of the City’s Civil Service Commission, violated both the City’s Charter, Chapter 2, Section 13 and the Municipal Code of Ordinances, Chapter 2, Section 2.02.080 while being registered to vote in Trumbull […]

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The ‘Citizenship Question’–Council Committee Weighs Census Issues

September 23rd, 2018 · 5 Comments · City Council, National Politics, News and Events

The City Council’s Miscellaneous Matters Committee Monday night will take up two resolutions “in support of an accurate 2020 Census and to create a “Complete Count Committee” with local outreach, assistance and promotion” as well as “to express opposition to the addition of the “Citizenship Question” regarding the 2020 Census.” See agenda here.

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Councilwoman Martinez: Changes To WPCA Foreclosure Standards Coming Soon

September 19th, 2018 · 9 Comments · City Council, News and Events

East End City Councilwoman Eneida Martinez provides background and an update on the collection practices of the Water Pollution Control Authority. “In regards to your WPCA article in OIB I will detail how this all started and the WPCA matter became an open topic in Bridgeport.”

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City Council Approves Newton’s Hire Local Ordinance

September 18th, 2018 · 47 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

By a 17-2 vote, the Bridgeport City Council Monday night approved an ordinance submitted by East End councilor Ernie Newton that urges developers seeking City Council approval on projects to make Bridgeporters “twenty (20%) percent local resident hires and five (5%) percent ex-felon hires.” Councilors AmyMarie Vizzo-Paniccia and Michael DeFilippo voted against the measure.

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Council To Vote On Resident Employment Ordinance

September 16th, 2018 · 36 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

UPDATE: Newton ordinance passes 17-2. Council members AmyMarie Vizzo-Paniccia and Michael DeFilippo no votes. The Bridgeport City Council Monday night will take up a resolution presented by members Brown, Viggiano, Herron, Martinez and Langan “recognizing White Nationalist and Neo-Nazi Groups as Terrorist Organizations.” It will be referred to Public Safety and Transportation Committee.

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