What will the City Council do with Mayor Bill Finch’s budget plan? The mayor has submitted a $522,966,587 spending document to the City Council that calls for a modest hike of just under one mil representing a roughly $120 tax increase on the average city homeowner if approved by the city’s budget-making body. The budget […]
Entries Tagged as 'Bill Finch'
April 18th, 2014 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, News and Events
April 16th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Development and Zoning, News and Events
Governor Dan Malloy on Wednesday announced the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) has awarded $3,821,000 in grants to 21 communities to advance the development of brownfield sites throughout the state including $200,000 for a remediation plan for the former Remington Shaver site in the South End and 60 Main Street, the site […]
April 15th, 2014 · 13 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events
In a busy Monday night, Bridgeport’s Zoning Commission voted to approve a proposal by the Bridgeport Housing Authority for replacement units and rejected a proposed medical marijuana dispensary on Main Street. From Keila Torres Ocasio, CT Post: After the meeting, Raymond Rizio, the attorney for applicant D&B Wellness, vowed to appeal the decision to the Supreme Court […]
April 15th, 2014 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
If State Rep. Christina Ayala’s to win a second two-year term she’ll have to wage a primary against Chris Rosario, the city’s director of Anti-Blight and Illegal Dumping, who has formed a candidate committee (see here) raising money to qualify for the state’s Citizens Election Program of publicly funded campaigns. Ayala has only recently formed […]
April 14th, 2014 · No Comments · Cops, News and Events
From Bill Kaempffer, public safety spokesman: Detectives have secured an arrest warrant charging a city man with approaching and groping two high school students on separate occasions in the East Side.
April 11th, 2014 · 6 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events
Governor Dan Malloy on Friday announced another round of financing for city development projects, including the West Side and Downtown. Site descriptions from Malloy follow:
April 10th, 2014 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events
Governor Dan Malloy will deliver the commencement address and receive an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters at the University of Bridgeport’s graduation exercises on Saturday May 10 at Webster Bank Arena. Will Mayor Bill Finch put aside his myopic opposition to UB and make an appearance?