A week from submitting his budget proposal to the City Council, Mayor Joe Ganim is banking on legislative approval to allow municipalities to bond unfunded pension liability that would save millions in debt service payments. The bill cleared the state legislature’s Planning and Development Committee on Friday, but questions linger as it awaits a full vote […]
Entries Tagged as 'Av Harris'
March 27th, 2017 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, News and Events
February 28th, 2017 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events
Former journalist Michael Giannotti volunteered for Mayor Joe Ganim’s 2015 comeback campaign, accepted a city position as public safety spokesperson at $63,500, then left abruptly after a few weeks as his relationship with Ganim unraveled. Now a Ganim critic, Giannotti says he’s pondering a run for City Council in the 130th District that includes Black […]
February 10th, 2017 · 17 Comments · News and Events
From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: The mayor’s office recently confirmed to Hearst Connecticut Media that Ganim is being treated as a “bridge employee” who picked up where he left off when sworn in Dec. 1, 2015, rather than as a new hire starting at the bottom.
February 3rd, 2017 · 7 Comments · News and Events
Mayor Joe Ganim on Friday announced the appointment of veteran marketing professional Rowena White as director of communications replacing Av Harris who has assumed a new role as director of legislative affairs and public policy. A Bridgeport resident, White’s annual salary is $100,000. She was a volunteer during Ganim’s 2015 comeback campaign.
January 17th, 2017 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, Law Enforcement, News and Events
Struggling with health issues and a long commute to the city, former Police Chief Wilbur Chapman who serves as a public safety consultant has resurfaced following a lengthy non-paid absence. Mayor Joe Ganim hired Chapman in December 2015 to serve as police department hatchet man and reel in overtime that’s gotten out of control once […]
January 9th, 2017 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
Following a shake-up of top-level officials last month, Mayor Joe Ganim has also altered salaries. With the start of 2017, as well, two women have emerged with influential roles, Chief Administrative Officer Kimberly Staley and de facto chief of staff Christine Bartlett-Josie who has government and political experience. Ganim does not have a long political […]
January 7th, 2017 · 10 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events
Risky to leave your car unlocked with a high-powered automatic weapon and ammunition inside, especially if you’re a city police officer. That’s what happened Tuesday to Sergeant Bill Simpson, assigned to the swat-like Emergency Services Unit, who has been placed on administrative status after a male neighbor allegedly removed a weapon, ammunition and tactical gear from […]
January 4th, 2017 · 1 Comment · Development and Zoning, News and Events
From city Communications Director Av Harris: The City of Bridgeport today is alerting residents of repairs to the Arctic Street Bridge over Pembroke Lake that will temporarily close Arctic Street from Helen Street to Seaview Avenue for six months beginning January 9, 2017. The purpose of this project is to replace the existing deteriorated Arctic Street […]
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