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Entries Categorized as 'City Council'

Roach Reappointed To Cop Board

September 5th, 2018 · 92 Comments · City Council, City Politics, Law Enforcement, News and Events

By a 12-7 vote of the City Council Tuesday night mayoral appointee Danny Roach, Democratic district leader in Black Rock, will serve another term on the Police Commission. Kyle Langan, Ernie Newton, Karen Jackson, Christina Smith, Pete Spain, Maria Valle and Maria Viggiano cast no votes. Mary McBride Lee was absent.

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Pet Poop, ‘Wild And Exotic Animal Acts’ And Commissioner Roach On Council Agenda

September 2nd, 2018 · 44 Comments · City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events

The City Council is back in action Tuesday night, following its summer-session hiatus, to consider a number of items including the reappointment of Danny Roach to the Board of Police Commissioners. Some council members have questioned the independence of Roach on the civilian review board when he works at the pleasure of the mayor. Roach, […]

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Newton Wants Developers To Hire 25 Percent City Residents

August 29th, 2018 · 108 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

UPDATE: includes ordinance language. East End City Councilman Ernie Newton says he’s finalizing language with the City Attorney’s Office to formulate an ordinance requiring developers seeking City Council approval on projects to make Bridgeporters 25 percent of the work force. What started initially as a resolution will be submitted as an ordinance. Unclear what force […]

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“Let It Go?” Nope–State Discrimination Agency Did It For Him

August 21st, 2018 · 57 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events

Did he drop the matter? Or was his complaint alleging religious discrimination dropped by a state agency? Yes, the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities dismissed attorney Russell Liskov’s February complaint against City Council members, a decision that was uncovered by retired Superior Court Judge Carmen Lopez following a freedom of information request. “I was asked […]

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C’Mon Man, How About My Van?

August 16th, 2018 · 8 Comments · City Council, Law Enforcement, News and Events

John Marshall Lee provides an update on Linda Lee’s towed van. A good day to see what Acting Chief AJ Perez has arranged for Ms. Linda Lee in order to recover her van towed as authorized by Police Department. (This was the Silver Ford Econoline Van that was registered, plates were on, taxes paid, and insurance […]

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Roach’s Police Board Reappointment Goes To Full City Council

August 11th, 2018 · 32 Comments · City Council, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Public Safety Committee members Ernie Newton, Kyle Langan and Karen Jackson voted no to confirm the reappointment of Danny Roach, a longtime friend and ally of Mayor Joe Ganim, to the Police Commission. Jack Banta, Eneida Martinez and Maria Valle voted yes. Committee chair Michelle Lyons broke the tie in favor of Roach. The full […]

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Tag And Tow–A Taxpayer’s Car Held Ransom

August 9th, 2018 · 5 Comments · City Council, Law Enforcement, News and Events

City watchdog John Marshall Lee shares this commentary about a woman’s nightmarish encounter with government bureaucracy at a hefty price tag. A Bridgeport homeowner taxpayer owned a vehicle parked in front of her home on Freeman Street. The vehicle was moved regularly as used. That is not the pattern with some other autos on that […]

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Mark It Up! Attorney Anastasi Retires And Returns With A Fatter Paycheck

August 2nd, 2018 · 52 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events

If you have value as a municipal lawyer, retire, collect your pension of more than $75,000 per year, and return to pad your paycheck $112,950 more as a paid outside attorney. Not a bad deal, eh? Mark Anastasi who served for more than two decades as chief of the City Attorney’s Office is the latest […]

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