City fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee Wednesday night attended the first session of the City Council’s Budget and Appropriations Committee as the city’s legislative body began review of Mayor Bill Finch’s budget proposal for the spending year starting July 1. He files this report: Last evening some members of the City Council met in the [...]
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April 4th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, News and Events
Did You Make The List Of Top 100 City Employee Wage Earners? Cops Tops On List, Mayor Trails Far Behind
March 22nd, 2013 · 71 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events
Hey, there’s more than one reason to make friends with a cop. OIB has received a list of the top city employee wage earners for 2012 and as usual it’s dominated by police officers, particularly the top 50, who in many cases received double their base pay from overtime. The list OIB reviewed does not [...]
June 5th, 2012 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events
Former Fairfield Democratic First Selectman Ken Flatto who recently became a resident of the Park City is working in the city’s Finance Department in a consulting capacity a few days a week. He has spent the last few days introducing himself to city employees working from a desk in the Finance Department of City Hall. [...]
May 18th, 2012 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Development and Zoning
Bob Halstead has been part of the city’s neighborhood fabric for decades. As founder of the city’s community garden program he was instrumental in transforming vacant eyesores into community pride points. He no longer serves in that capacity, a victim, he claims, of retribution for supporting Mayor Bill Finch’s mayoral opponents. Halstead shares this commentary [...]
April 19th, 2012 · 29 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events
Whoa! If you’re a city Health Department employee don’t mess with Assistant Chief Administrative Officer Alanna Kabel. A recent “Memorandum” issued by Kabel to Health Department employees about “Chain of Command Policy” makes clear “Employees are not to skip the chain of command and contact the Mayor’s Office directly under any circumstances. Failure to follow [...]
March 19th, 2012 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council
The city’s preeminent fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee made his case to the Bridgeport City Council Monday night two weeks before Mayor Bill Finch submits his proposed budget to the city’s legislative body. Lee claims the city’s budget deficit is much larger than we’re told. Lee’s remarks: Ladies and gentlemen of the City Council, you were [...]
February 13th, 2012 · 36 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Education, News and Events
Mayor Bill Finch on Thursday briefed several members of the executive committee of the Bridgeport Regional Business Council on his priority for the Charter Revision Commission he empaneled: an appointed Board of Education with little or no room for anything else.