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City Council Approves McCarthy’s Severance Deal, No Public Discussion

February 2nd, 2016 · 24 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

The ground hog calls for an early spring. How about the Bridgeport City Council demanding the sunlight of scrutiny in public? Following an executive session behind closed doors, the City Council Monday night approved a severance package for City Council President Tom McCarthy in his role as deputy director of Labor Relations that sources say […]

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Righting The Port Authority Ship

February 2nd, 2016 · 4 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Development and Zoning

Citizen financial scrutineer John Marshall Lee has uncovered waves of dubious decisions from the prior administration’s control of the Bridgeport Port Authority, what he describes as the warping of an institution to make it less open, accountable, transparent and honest, his acronym for OATH. In his address to the City Council Monday night, he urged […]

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City Council Expected To Approve McCarthy’s Severance Agreement Under ‘Consent Calendar’ Cover

January 30th, 2016 · 43 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

It’s one simple sentence on the City Council agenda for Monday night “Miscellaneous Matters Committee Report re: Settlement of Legal Claim with Thomas C. McCarthy” but getting there was no simple resolution. The city’s legislative body is expected to provide final approval to an employment severance package for its leader who also served as deputy director […]

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Flatto Provides Details About Property Revaluation Outlook

January 28th, 2016 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Eight weeks into his job, Finance Director Ken Flatto says he’s feeling more optimistic about the impact revaluation of taxable property will have on taxpayers. Thursday afternoon Flatto and Tax Assessor Elaine Carvalho shared with the media a summary of reassessment information that they say generally will bring a mixed bag for taxpayers, some seeing […]

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Council Committee Approves McCarthy’s Severance Package

January 26th, 2016 · 35 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

City Council President Tom McCarthy’s employment exit with the city as deputy director of Labor Relations received a boost Monday night when his peers on the Miscellaneous Matters Committee voted to approve a severance package that sources say is roughly $35,000 with 18 months of health benefits. The full City Council could vote on the […]

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Hot Items On City Council Committee Agenda

January 25th, 2016 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, News and Events

Several key items appear on the Monday evening agenda of the City Council’s Miscellaneous Matters Committee including a tentative severance package for City Council President Tom McCarthy, deputy director of Labor Relations, a proposed settlement of taxes related to 889 Barnum Avenue that will turn 11 acres over to the city adjacent to the proposed […]

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Package Store Owner Responds To Competitor Critic

January 22nd, 2016 · 9 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Michael DeFilippo, whose approved application for a package store on the West Side was reversed by a state judge, responds to assertions by Rich Augustynowicz, owner of Discount Wines & Liquors of Bridgeport on Wood Avenue, that if the 1,500 foot rule between liquor stores is reduced to 750 Bridgeport will become “Harlem in the 1960s.” Statement […]

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McCarthy And City Reach Severance Agreement, Needs City Council Approval

January 20th, 2016 · 46 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

UPDATE: Negotiators for the city and the lawyer representing City Council President Tom McCarthy have reached a tentative agreement on an exit package for his employment as deputy director of Labor Relations. In another OIB moment, the agreement requires City Council approval. See agenda of Miscellaneous Matters Committee here.

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