From Brian Lockhart, CT Post:
In the final weeks of 2018, the City Council amended Bridgeport’s capital budget–which mainly funds large, costly infrastructure projects like road paving and school construction–to include a $15 million investment in Bridgeport’s aging entertainment and sports arena.
Two-thirds of that could be borrowed this year, with the remaining $5 million set aside for 2020.
That council vote is a portent of a possible 2019 truce in the contentious relationship between Mayor Joe Ganim’s administration and the arena tenant Sound Tigers hockey team, which operates the facility with Harbor Yard Sports and Entertainment LLC.
“It’s a good sign,” said council President Aidee Nieves. “They’re on the path to getting it resolved.”
Full story here.