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Hole-In-One Or Double Bogey? City Council Weighs Sacred Heart Purchase Of ‘Excess’ Golf Course Property

May 17th, 2016 · 21 Comments · City Council, News and Events

Update: Public hearing June 1. A special meeting of the City Council’s Contracts Committee will take place Wednesday 7 p.m. in the Democratic Caucus Room of City Hall regarding the proposed sale of four acres of “excess” Fairchild Wheeler golf course property to Sacred Heart University. Under the proposal the city will receive $4 million […]

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Fore! SHU Wants Piece Of Golf Course Land, Park Board Approves Veterans Memorial For SHU Tennis Courts, Roach: Great Deal For The City

May 12th, 2016 · 48 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

UPDATE, initial story reported lease instead of sale. The burgeoning Sacred Heart University wants to purchase roughly eight acres of wooded-wetland property from the Bridgeport-owned Fairchild Wheeler golf course that abuts its campus and develop property on Veterans Memorial Park for six tennis courts off Park Avenue. The university, undergoing explosive growth, apparently needs the golf […]

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Budget Committee Cuts Chapman From Ganim Plan, Delays Police Class, Adds $1.5 Million To Education

May 9th, 2016 · 22 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Education, Law Enforcement

A weary Budget and Appropriations Committee turned a long day’s Saturday journey into an early morning Sunday vote just after midnight by cutting nearly $4 million from Mayor Joe Ganim’s $560 million spending plan, adding roughly $1.5 million to the flatfunded Board of Education, delaying a police class until the next fiscal year, cutting vacant positions […]

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Ganim Putting Finishing Touches On Budget Proposal To City Council

March 28th, 2016 · 11 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

Mayor Joe Ganim, according to the City Charter, is scheduled to submit the first budget of JG2 to the City Council no later than next Tuesday April 5. This is a tricky budget for Ganim and city bean counters because it will reflect the revaluation of city property that kicks in for the budget year […]

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In Testy Vote City Council Approves Gaudett Consulting Contract, Perez To Become Acting Chief

March 1st, 2016 · 31 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Several irritated City Council members Monday night including President Tom McCarthy groused through the proposed three-year contract with Joe Gaudett in which he will resign as chief and become a consultant in the Emergency Operations Center, a move that now allows Mayor Joe Ganim to appoint ally Captain A.J. Perez as acting police leader likely […]

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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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