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Entries Categorized as 'City Council'

If Only They Could Print Money

June 6th, 2018 · 3 Comments · City Budget, City Council

In his Monday address to the City Council, citizen budget scrutineer John Marshall Lee highlighted taxpayer savings, including the city print shop, declaring “Perhaps we should outsource this City function and see if there is a savings of at least $150,000 to $200,000 ANNUALLY?”

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Harborview Market Honored, Anti-Corruption Resolution On Council Agenda

June 2nd, 2018 · 33 Comments · City Council, News and Events

The popular Harborview Market in Black Rock owned by Rick and Michele Torres is a tasty destination for food, political banter and neighborhood events. Monday night they will be honored at the City Council meeting in celebration of the market’s 25th anniversary. Torres, a three-time mayoral candidate and former city councilor, was involved in a […]

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Education Reform Group Hosts Council Members At Forum

June 1st, 2018 · No Comments · City Budget, City Council, Education, News and Events

City Council members Karen Jackson, Kyle Langan and Maria Valle on Thursday participated in a forum hosted by the education reform group FaithActs for Education where they answered questions about the city budget and education funding. Video from event above. News release from organization follows.

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Debating A Municipal Review Board

May 22nd, 2018 · 3 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Education

Citizen fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee addressed the City Council Monday night raising questions about the benefits of a state authorized financial review board for the city. Last week your Budget and Appropriations Committee listened to Ben Barnes from the State share information about the Municipal Accountability Review Board (MARB) program available to eligible cities […]

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Mil Rate On Council Agenda

May 20th, 2018 · 5 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Education, News and Events

The City Council Monday night is scheduled to establish the mil rates for the budget year starting July 1 after approving a spending plan that calls for no tax increase. The item is listed for immediate consideration on the Monday night agenda. See here. The tax rate for real estate and personal property is 54.37. […]

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Ganim Signs Budget, No Tax Increase

May 15th, 2018 · 2 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Education, Library, News and Events

Mayor Joe Ganim on Monday signed the City Council-approved $557.4 million spending plan for the budget year that begins July 1 with no tax increase. Ganim signed the budget surrounded by city officials. See video above.

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The North End’s SHU Box

May 12th, 2018 · 21 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Sacred Heart University’s impact on the city is both a blessing and a curse. A blessing for its economic benefits. A curse, however, to North End homeowners dealing with runaway collegiate parties. The burgeoning university features a split campus, a majority of it in Fairfield, but also a meaningful presence across Park Avenue into Bridgeport […]

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Moore-Led Law Protects Consumers From ‘Abusive’ WPCA Collections

May 10th, 2018 · 38 Comments · City Council, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

A new state law shepherded by Senator Marilyn Moore authorizes the Bridgeport City Council to lower the interest rate imposed by collection practices of the Water Pollution Control Authority that has come under criticism for abusive collection action. The law passed on the last day of the legislative session on Wednesday. It now goes to […]

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