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Hot Items On City Council Committee Agenda

January 25th, 2016 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, News and Events

Several key items appear on the Monday evening agenda of the City Council’s Miscellaneous Matters Committee including a tentative severance package for City Council President Tom McCarthy, deputy director of Labor Relations, a proposed settlement of taxes related to 889 Barnum Avenue that will turn 11 acres over to the city adjacent to the proposed […]

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City Council Rejects Controversial Finch Labor Agreement

December 31st, 2015 · 34 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

UPDATE: How they voted. Facing a mega budget deficit, at the urging of Mayor Joe Ganim, the Bridgeport City Council in a special meeting Wednesday night voted 12-3 to rescind controversial pay raises approved in a labor agreement covering about 150 city employees for a five-year period starting July 1, 2013. Those city employees have […]

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City Council Committee To Hear From Officials About Messy Budget Picture

December 14th, 2015 · 33 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

City officials including Mayor Joe Ganim are expected to update the City Council’s Budget and Appropriations Committee about the state of city finances Monday (tonight), 6 p.m. in Wheeler Room A of City Hall that fronts the council chambers. Ganim administration officials say they have inherited a budget deficit from former Mayor Bill Finch that […]

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McCarthy Wins Unanimous Vote For Council Presidency

December 8th, 2015 · 52 Comments · City Budget, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

UPDATE: committee chairs. On a night Joe Ganim presided over his first City Council meeting in more than 12 years, Tom McCarthy once again was voted president of the budget and legislative body where he promptly announced committee assignments including freshman councilor from Black Rock Scott Burns and veteran Denese Taylor-Moye from the South End […]

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City Council Starts New Session, McCarthy Seeks Leadership Post Again

December 6th, 2015 · 53 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics

Mayor Joe Ganim will chair his administration’s first City Council meeting Monday night when Tom McCarthy seeks the support of his peers as president of the budget and legislative body, a position he’s occupied for eight years. Will a challenger emerge? McCarthy is popular among his constituents in the North End 133rd Council District that […]

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Ganim Declares New Beginning For City … ‘We Are That Voice’–Judge Rodriguez Lectures Malloy To Embrace Ganim In A Second-chance Appeal

December 2nd, 2015 · 20 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Asserting Tuesday night before roughly 1000 supporters, elected officials and family in the Klein Memorial Auditorium that he’s “learned much from my life’s many experiences … Lessons about how a person can fall–and get back up–of how one faces adversity after making mistakes,” Joe Ganim officially returned as mayor to Connecticut’s largest city that he […]

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Driving Miss Daisy Or Fiscal Crazy?

October 14th, 2015 · 17 Comments · City Budget, City Council, City Politics

Love him or not, perhaps somewhere in the middle, citizen fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee, also a petitioning candidate for City Council, keeps on barking in the cause of members of the budget and legislative body eating OATs–open, accountable and transparent–splashed with fiscal fluency. He shares his latest commentary after attending the latest Budget and […]

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The Candidates For November

October 6th, 2015 · 12 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Later this week, the official ballot lineup will be set for the November 3 general election, four weeks from today. The following candidates will appear, not necessarily in this order.

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