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Byers Remorse At Housing Authority?

July 17th, 2016 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

The Bridgeport Housing Authority will have four executive directors in about four years with the announced departure of George Byers following a dispute with Mayor Joe Ganim who appoints the commissioners. The authority that recast itself Park City Communities has a $51 million budget serving the housing needs of 12,000 residents.

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Councilman Casco Under Pressure To Resign

July 16th, 2016 · 5 Comments · City Council, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: (Jose) Casco is under pressure to resign his seat on that 20-person legislative body following his arrest Sunday night over an argument with his estranged wife.

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City Council Members Annoyed About Lack Of Information

July 11th, 2016 · 22 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

First, Mayor Joe Ganim’s so-called office of public integrity is put on hold and now funding for his second-chance initiative receives push-back from a City Council committee. Who’s doing the administration’s advance work with the City Council?

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Two Unions Agree To Concessions

July 7th, 2016 · 4 Comments · City Budget, News and Events

 From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: Two city unions–the 700-member National Association of Government Employees and the 130-person supervisors–have given Mayor Joe Ganim some of the concessions his budget needs.

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Walker And Company Plan Earful For City Council

July 2nd, 2016 · 128 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, News and Events

Former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker is ripping mad over the tax increase on his Black Rock home. He intends to air out his lungs during the public speaking portion of the City Council meeting Tuesday night.

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Playing Chicken Over Budget Numbers

June 26th, 2016 · 5 Comments · City Budget, News and Events

Many skeptical union members challenging the city’s numbers don’t want to cough up more concessions to balance the city budget. Mayor Joe Ganim is threatening more layoffs soon if they don’t step up. Who’s right, who’s wrong? Maybe it’s somewhere in the middle.

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Newton Trashes Dump Decision

June 24th, 2016 · 18 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: Ernie Newton wants to force the city to trash its plans to run the municipal dump in-house.

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City Council Approves Funding For Summer Youth Program, New Metered Parking

June 21st, 2016 · 12 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Law Enforcement, News and Events

The City Council Monday night unanimously approved a $250,000 budget transfer from the Police Department salary line, as a result of a delay in hiring new recruits, into Parks and Recreation account to establish a Summer Youth Initiative proposed by Mayor Joe Ganim. The council also approved a professional services agreement with LAZ Parking to modernize the […]

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