Former City Councilman Tom White provides insight into conflicts that arise with city employees serving on the budget and legislative body. He had served as council staff support but, as he writes, “I stuck my neck out and did what I thought was right by expressing concerns which may be labeled as misappropriation of funds.” […]
Entries Tagged as 'Bob “Troll” Walsh'
April 4th, 2015 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events
March 13th, 2015 · 15 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
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.
‘Our Will Will Be Recognized’–Supporters Of Government Reform Bill Rally Against Union Opposition Controlling Key Legislative Votes
March 10th, 2015 · 38 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Library, News and Events, State Politics
Rallying against powerful union interests that control key state legislative votes trying to kill a government reform bill, dozens of city stakeholders Monday night urged passage of An act prohibiting municipal employees from serving on certain municipal legislative bodies before more than 100 spectators at a forum at the Bridgeport Public Library Downtown.
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February 5th, 2015 · 9 Comments · News and Events, State Politics
More back tax issues for Democratic-endorsed State Senate candidate Ricky DeJesus. In addition to owing $140,000 in back personal property taxes, he owes another $15,000 in delinquent real estate taxes for properties on the East Side, according to city tax records as of Thursday.
January 20th, 2015 · 24 Comments · City Politics, News and Events
In a freedom of information request to City Attorney Mark Anastasi, former City Councilman Bob “Troll” Walsh, a supporter of State Senate candidate Ed Gomes, wants to know if attorney Ed Farrow who last week broke a State Senate nomination tie on behalf of his client Richard DeJesus has a financial relationship with the city. […]
Halstead Calls On McCarthy To Initiate Inquiry Against City Council Member Accused Of Sexual Harassment
January 13th, 2015 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events
UPDATE: Halstead letter to McCarthy, proposed city council resolution, legal opinion and complete cited text of city charter here. City Councilman Bob Halstead, recalling how City Council President Tom McCarthy was quick to activate an investigation into the disparaging remarks of malcontent Bob Walsh–followed by an apology–against a fellow council member, is calling upon the […]
November 19th, 2014 · 44 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events
Former City Councilman Bob “Troll” Walsh contends city employee councilor Richard Paoletto is being protected from his second sexual harassment allegation, the first of which the Troll says led to a slap on the wrist. City Council President Tom McCarthy, deputy director of Labor Relations, has recused himself from the city’s review process, writing “the […]
August 14th, 2014 · 29 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events, State Politics
For opponents of Mayor Bill Finch, it’s tempting to declare Anthony Musto’s city voter shellacking by Marilyn Moore was a referendum on the mayor. It’s not. It was a referendum on Anthony Musto from an opponent and a coalition force of many that drew a contrast on his job performance and disengagement from voter concerns.
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