How deep do tentacles run to kill a government reform bill? That’s what former City Councilman Bob “Troll” Walsh wants to know in a freedom of information request to City Attorney Mark Anastasi whose dubious legal opinion allows city employees to serve on the City Council in defiance of the voter-approved City Charter.
Entries Tagged as 'Andy Nunn'
March 13th, 2015 · 15 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
June 23rd, 2014 · 6 Comments · Education, News and Events
Petitioning candidate for governor Jonathan Pelto shares the latest on the flap involving charter school executive Michael Sharpe. As more and more facts come out about Michael Sharpe, the CEO of the Jumoke/FUSE Charter School Management, parents, public school advocates and the taxpayers of Bridgeport and Connecticut are turning their attention to the decision by […]
January 28th, 2014 · 16 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events
Republican City Councilman Rick Torres asks a lot of questions. Asking questions can be an uncomfortable process, both for the pitcher and catcher. Uncomfortable for the pitcher because prying an answer from City Attorney Mark Anastasi can be an exercise in pretzel logic. It’s called Anastasi-speak. But it can also be uncomfortable for Anastasi because […]
November 19th, 2013 · 31 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council
Rick Torres isn’t exactly receiving welcome-wagon attention at City Hall. The Republican City Council-elect says he was trying to introduce himself to department heads on Monday as he prepares for his seat on the city’s 20-member budget and legislative body. The reception, he says, was more like man from Mars.
April 4th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, News and Events
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 […]
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 […]