Mayor Bill Finch will submit his proposed budget to the City Council in four weeks with less tax revenue than last year. From CT Post scribe Brian Lockhart: A year after City Hall celebrated a near 1 percent increase in the grand list–the amount of taxable property–some of those gains were lost.
Entries Tagged as 'Brian Lockhart'
March 7th, 2014 · 10 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events
March 5th, 2014 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events
From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: Doug Wade of Bridgeport-based Wade’s Dairy is a big proponent of increasing the minimum wage, even if the majority of Bridgeport’s business leaders are not.
March 4th, 2014 · 35 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events
What a difference two weeks make. On February 17, the Parks Commission voted unanimously to reject Mayor Bill Finch’s proposal to construct thousands of solar panels on the old dump at Seaside Park. Monday night they had a change of heart unanimously approving a 20-year partnership with United Illuminating. The lease arrangement now goes to […]
February 16th, 2014 · 23 Comments · News and Events
Facing a deadline to remove his flock from the Bridgeport animal shelter, Chris Toole has reached out to Craigslist and rescue networks to take in his animals ordered off the premises by city police. Toole, with permission from Mayor Bill Finch, had turned the animal control shelter into an experimental urban farm including chickens, goats, donkeys […]
February 5th, 2014 · 14 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events
The messy litigation road to Manny’s mansion has been settled by the City Council. From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: “We have, potentially, blood on our hands if we do not act expeditiously … I know none of you want to go to the funerals of the next families who lose their loved ones in the most gruesome ways […]
February 3rd, 2014 · 13 Comments · News and Events
A week after a report from the federal Office of Inspector General recommends “HUD’s Hartford Office of Public and Indian Housing require Authority officials to (1) repay more than $895,000 in ineligible costs and support or repay more than $790,000 in costs charged to the Authority’s Federal program” Bridgeport Housing Authority Director Jimmy Miller is […]
January 14th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events
Chuck Willinger, the attorney representing Downtown businesses opposing the ferry terminal relocating across the harbor, characterized campaign donations from ferry executives to state and local elected officials, as reported by the Connecticut Post, “outrageous–bordering on scandalous.” The story implied the campaign donations may have helped secure support to move the terminal. Interesting observation from Willinger, a savvy […]