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Entries Tagged as 'Carmen Lopez'

Freedom Of Information Raid–City Lawyers Lopezed For Illegal City Council Committee Meeting

October 4th, 2018 · 9 Comments · City Council, News and Events

A state hearing officer has ruled city lawyers directed an illegal executive session of the City Council’s Budget and Appropriations Committee whose members have been ordered to a training session on the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act following a May meeting that was challenged by retired Superior Court Judge Carmen Lopez after the […]

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Councilwoman Martinez: Changes To WPCA Foreclosure Standards Coming Soon

September 19th, 2018 · 9 Comments · City Council, News and Events

East End City Councilwoman Eneida Martinez provides background and an update on the collection practices of the Water Pollution Control Authority. “In regards to your WPCA article in OIB I will detail how this all started and the WPCA matter became an open topic in Bridgeport.”

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Lopez, On Behalf Of Aggrieved Homeowner, Wins Reversal Of Historic District ‘Fraudulent Application’

September 9th, 2018 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Following persistence and legal expertise by retired Superior Court Judge Carmen Lopez, the Bridgeport Historic District Commission Thursday night reversed an after-the-fact violation that led to the dubious installation of a driveway with a gate and curb cut at a house facing Washington Park. A certificate of appropriateness should have been obtained because the property […]

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When City Lawyers Must Buy Time, They Do This …

September 4th, 2018 · 9 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

… Reschedule a meeting because they’d be facing retired Superior Court Judge Carmen Lopez–questioning the veracity of a city commission–backed by a state official who notified commissioners to do their job … so a notice is posted at the front door of City Hall. Lopez and a number of other city activists showed up to […]

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Pet Poop, ‘Wild And Exotic Animal Acts’ And Commissioner Roach On Council Agenda

September 2nd, 2018 · 44 Comments · City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events

The City Council is back in action Tuesday night, following its summer-session hiatus, to consider a number of items including the reappointment of Danny Roach to the Board of Police Commissioners. Some council members have questioned the independence of Roach on the civilian review board when he works at the pleasure of the mayor. Roach, […]

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Lopezed! When A Commission Ignores The Rules, A Judge Steps Up To Grate The Gate

August 31st, 2018 · 40 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Bridgeport’s Historic District Commission has been Lopezed. Some have been lasered, some tasered, some Lendered (paging Jon Lender, Hartford Courant) but nothing like an unpacking by retired Superior Court Judge Carmen Lopez who stepped up on behalf of former City Councilman Bob Halstead whose passion for historic preservation in the East Side’s Washington Park collided […]

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State To Historic Commission: Do Your Job To Enforce Regulations

August 31st, 2018 · 15 Comments · News and Events

Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer Mary Dunne has notified the chair of the Bridgeport Historic District Commission that it cannot pass the buck in the enforcement of its regulations. Someone in the city, by state law, must step up such as the zoning office.

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“Let It Go?” Nope–State Discrimination Agency Did It For Him

August 21st, 2018 · 57 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events

Did he drop the matter? Or was his complaint alleging religious discrimination dropped by a state agency? Yes, the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities dismissed attorney Russell Liskov’s February complaint against City Council members, a decision that was uncovered by retired Superior Court Judge Carmen Lopez following a freedom of information request. “I was asked […]

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