Citizen fiscal scrutineer John Marshall Lee has arguably attended more City Council budget committee meetings than some of its members. He chronicles the attendance records of budget committee members, including the lack of a quorum on Monday. From Lee: There is only one body in Bridgeport that is charged with looking after taxpayer dollars. It […]
Entries Tagged as 'AmyMarie Vizzo-Paniccia'
November 11th, 2014 · 3 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events
July 3rd, 2014 · 6 Comments · City Council, News and Events
On February 24, the City Council’s Miscellaneous Matters Committee unanimously approved Mack Allen’s appointment to the city’s Ethics Commission, according to minutes of the meeting. Co-chair AmyMarie Vizzo-Paniccia, Co-chair Trish Swain, and members Jack Banta, Milta Feliciano, Bob Halstead and Sue Brannelly were in attendance.
May 5th, 2014 · 12 Comments · City Budget, City Council
City budget hound John Marshall Lee says it’s easy to be generous with other people’s money. He charges, in remarks made to the City Council Monday night, council members donations to nonprofits are “outrageous and illegal. What will you do about it?” Council President McCarthy, members of the Council, respected citizens and taxpayers. Were I […]
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April 23rd, 2014 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events
By a 3-2 vote, the City Council’s Ordinance Committee on Tuesday plucked Mayor Bill Finch’s proposal to permit and regulate the raising of up to six chickens. Council members Lydia Martinez and Rick Torres (who says Rick’s too chicken to vote with the mayor?) voted in support of the ordinance. In general, ordinances defeated in […]
March 31st, 2014 · 28 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics
Mayor Bill Finch and city bean counters are putting the finishing touches on a spending plan for submission to the City Council at its next regularly scheduled meeting April 7. That’s when co-chairs Sue Brannelly and Mike Marella, and other members of the Budget and Appropriations Committee, engage the next two months reviewing the budget, […]
Political Eggcitement–Hens Only, No Gamecocks, Finch Feathers Chicken Ordinance (What About Capons?)
March 26th, 2014 · 30 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events
Mayor Bill Finch on Tuesday released details of a proposed ordinance allowing residents to raise as many as six chickens in backyard coops. A chicken in every pot? How about chickens in every yard? No roosters allowed. Sleep well! No capons? A link to the proposed chicken ordinance is here.
December 2nd, 2013 · 5 Comments · City Council, News and Events
The nuts and bolts work on the City Council is conducted at the committee level. The respective committees vote on matters brought before the full council for final approval. The Budget and Appropriations Committee, for instance, reviews the spending plan proposed by the mayor and issues its own recommendations to the full council. Monday night […]
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