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Entries Categorized as 'City Council'

Council Committee Fries Mayor’s Chicken Ordinance

April 23rd, 2014 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

By a 3-2 vote, the City Council’s Ordinance Committee on Tuesday plucked Mayor Bill Finch’s proposal to permit and regulate the raising of up to six chickens. Council members Lydia Martinez and Rick Torres (who says Rick’s too chicken to vote with the mayor?) voted in support of the ordinance. In general, ordinances defeated in […]

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Musto: Screw The City Charter–Gauging Musto’s Pinocchio Meter

April 21st, 2014 · 62 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, State Politics

The Bridgeport political establishment’s chief lapdog Anthony Musto is at it again. The Democratic state senator so terrified of the political payroll serving on the City Council in defiance of the City Charter whines Bridgeport voters should decide whether city employees should serve on the council. It obviously has escaped Musto, a lawyer, city voters […]

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Sale Of Boys & Girls Club, Firefighters Agreement, Capital Improvements On City Council Agenda

April 21st, 2014 · 1 Comment · City Budget, City Council, Education, Firefighters, News and Events

Citation for the UB women’s gymnastics team winning the national championship, sale of the Boys & Girls Club, collective bargaining agreement with the firefighters union, capital improvement projects and five-year capital plan are among the items on the City Council agenda for tonight (Monday) at 7 in City Council Chambers, 45 Lyon Terrace. Full council […]

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Public Hearings Set For Mayor’s Proposed Budget

April 18th, 2014 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, News and Events

What will the City Council do with Mayor Bill Finch’s budget plan? The mayor has submitted a $522,966,587 spending document to the City Council that calls for a modest hike of just under one mil representing a roughly $120 tax increase on the average city homeowner if approved by the city’s budget-making body. The budget […]

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Judge Radcliffe Questions Legal Settlement For Road To Manny’s Mansion

April 18th, 2014 · 20 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

From Dan Tepfer, CT Post: Make that a $500,000 driveway the city has built for millionaire developer Manuel “Manny” Moutinho by Sikorsky Memorial Airport. A legal settlement to end one of the more bizarre events in Bridgeport history nearly fell apart Thursday. A judge refused to sign it after learning the city will pay $30,000 […]

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Should City Council Stipends Be Spent On Charities?

April 14th, 2014 · 25 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

Each of the 20 members of the City Council can access a $9,000 annual stipend presumably to be used in accordance with their duties as members of the budget-making and legislative body. Citizen fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee, although a proponent of charitable organizations, writes city councilors are misusing taxpayer money on behalf of needy […]

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Watchdog To City Council: Taxpayers Are Underdogs, Stop The Waste

April 8th, 2014 · 9 Comments · City Budget, City Council

Citizen budget watchdog John Marshall Lee in his address to the City Council Monday night urged councilors to cut, cut, cut waste, starting with their stipends. His comments follow: Tonight is a special night. The UCONN Huskies an underdog at many points this season has fought its way to the NCAA finals. I will be […]

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