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Entries Tagged as 'Anne Kelly-Lenz'

Finch’s Unused Vacation Time $13,295

December 15th, 2015 · 12 Comments · City Budget, News and Events

In addition to the retroactive pay increase of $17,079 Bill Finch received his last day as mayor, Finch will receive a final paycheck this week of $13,295 representing unused vacation, according to city officials.

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Ka-Ching! Finch Getaway Check $17K

December 5th, 2015 · 33 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Politics, News and Events

He wasn’t the green mayor for nothing. On his final day as mayor, Bill Finch’s outgoing bloated paycheck on Monday packed a direct deposited $17,079 based on his authorizing a retroactive pay raise going back to July 1, 2013, according to information released by Mayor Joe Ganim’s administration. In one of his final acts as mayor, Finch […]

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Who’ll Be Jamming In Joe’s Garage?

November 30th, 2015 · 38 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Rock icon Frank Zappa scored an infectious FM favorite about several band buddies, an unconventional bunch, coming together to play in “Joe’s Garage.” In Joe Ganim’s unorthodox comeback, he’s assembling pieces to an administration both unconventional and even surreal should the former FBI agent who investigated him work in his administration to create an Office […]

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New Lenz For Finance Director

November 27th, 2015 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Politics, News and Events

Who knows how long Anne Kelly-Lenz would have survived as finance director under Joe Ganim who returns to the mayor’s office on Tuesday. She did not give him the chance to replace her. She’s headed to Wilton as chief financial officer there, according to a story in the Wilton Bulletin.

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The End Of Sherwood’s Budget Forest?

November 18th, 2015 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget

No one knows the city’s more than $500 million budget like Tom Sherwood. For more than a decade he has served as director of the city’s Office of Policy and Management, a fancy term for budget director. Budgets are a labyrinth of numbers, departments, projections and imperfections. When it comes to the spending side of […]

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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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General Lee: What About Taxpayer Money?

August 10th, 2015 · 14 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

City fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee, pounding the pavement as a Democratic City Council candidate in the 130th District that covers Black Rock and a portion of the West End, wonders why there’s so little chatter about city finances? From Lee: Election year excitement abounds. Public safety issues cause fear in some parts of the […]

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Tax Department Blows Financial Flat Towing Cars

June 27th, 2015 · 7 Comments · City Council, Law Enforcement, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: The tax department in City Hall oversees a car towing operation which officials maintain earns little to no money.

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