From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: The tax department in City Hall oversees a car towing operation which officials maintain earns little to no money.
Entries Categorized as 'City Council'
June 27th, 2015 · 7 Comments · City Council, Law Enforcement, News and Events
June 25th, 2015 · 22 Comments · City Council, News and Events
Leave it to Bridgeport’s verbose City Attorney Mark Anastasi to save the best for last. In his nearly 18 months on the City Council, Republican Rick Torres, also a mayoral candidate, has railed about the lack of city information flow to the budget and legislative body. In a legal opinion regarding a resolution for departmental […]
June 24th, 2015 · 17 Comments · City Council, City Politics, News and Events
City Councilman Enrique Torres, a Republican mayoral candidate, has authored three resolutions “to slow or block the city from aggressive collection practices” for motor vehicles, property taxes and Water Pollution Control Authority fees. “Where most of us approve of diligence in tax collection, the city has entered into a bad realm,” Torres writes on his […]
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June 23rd, 2015 · 6 Comments · City Council, City Politics, News and Events
City fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee, a candidate for City Council, examines the skills required to be an effective leader. One of them is to avoid conflicts of interest. From Lee: This week I asked ten Bridgeport women and men to describe the qualities they looked for in electing the City Council. Many words were […]
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June 21st, 2015 · 35 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events
Citing a lack of leadership, former City Council President Lisa “Honey” Parziale says she will be a candidate for the budget and legislative body in the West Side 132nd District she represented for about 20 years. She served as council president for about 10 of those years. Meanwhile freshman West Side incumbent Trish Swain tells […]
June 19th, 2015 · 47 Comments · City Budget, City Council, City Politics, News and Events
Former Mayor Joe Ganim accuses Mayor Bill Finch of concealing a “ticking tax hike” by not disclosing information from a revaluation of city property that was delayed last year. The revaluation company that conducted the initial work is now undergoing the exercise again for the budget year starting July 1, 2016. Ganim has issued a […]
June 17th, 2015 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Law Enforcement, News and Events
Will it be a long hot violent summer? Or relatively peaceful? Last week’s historic shootings at Trumbull Gardens housing project that wounded eight and killed a man placed public safety at the center of the mayoral election. How Mayor Bill Finch responds and his opponents react can dictate voter movement in the race.
June 16th, 2015 · 22 Comments · City Council, City Politics, News and Events
For the better part of five years citizen fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee has addressed the City Council during the public speaking portion of meetings barking questions regarding a reservoir of financial issues with generally few satisfactory answers. Lee’s been such a fixture that he’s decided to run for a council seat in Black Rock […]