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Entries Tagged as 'Carmen Lopez'

Lopez To School Board: Don’t Micromanage Superintendent’s Work

August 30th, 2017 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events

Monday night’s Board of Education agenda, the first of the new school year, included this item: “Possible action on superintendent and all other appropriate Bridgeport Public School District employees to execute all grant application documents and all other paperwork and correspondence necessary for the District to partner with the City of Bridgeport’s Lighthouse Program in its […]

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Judge Lopez Provides Interpretation Of Republican School Board Endorsements

July 21st, 2017 · 32 Comments · City Politics, Education, News and Events

Thursday night Republicans endorsed for Board of Education sitting member John Weldon, 2015 petitioning mayoral candidate Chris Taylor and Black Rock realtor Diane Rello to four-year terms. They also endorsed former board member Jim Carbone to fill out the four-year term vacancy of Kevin McSpirit who was replaced by Weldon, per appointment by Mayor Joe […]

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Meyer Renders Legal Opinion On Weldon School Board Position, Six Seats On November Ballot

July 15th, 2017 · 5 Comments · Education, News and Events

UPDATE: City Attorney R. Christopher Meyer has issued a legal decision with the Office of the Connecticut Secretary of the State in which he advises that John Weldon’s school board seat should appear on the November ballot to fill out the term ending 2019. Meyer termed it a preliminary decision pending a legal review and interpretation […]

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Lopez: Time For City Council To Create A Serious Charter Revision Commission

July 12th, 2017 · 12 Comments · City Council, City Politics, News and Events

In a commentary also published by the CT Post, retired Superior Court Judge Carmen Lopez urges creation of a Charter Revision Commission with specifics on government reforms that should be examined. From Lopez: It’s that time of year again! In politics, this time is known as the ‘silly season.’

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Retired Judge Lopez Shares Legal Insight Into Weldon School Board Seat, City Attorney Agrees, Six Seats Up For Grabs

July 6th, 2017 · 41 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education

Update: City Attorney R. Christopher Meyer on Thursday afternoon told OIB he agrees with the legal interpretation shared by Judge Lopez. “I have the utmost respect for Judge Lopez,” said Meyer. “I generally concur with her interpretation of the statute and will set forth a formal opinion within the next few days.” That opinion, he […]

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Patience Expires, Future Of Parking Meters In Limbo

June 20th, 2017 · 6 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Oops. Days after Mayor Joe Ganim’s administration unilaterally reduced the Downtown fine and extended the parking duration to four hours for the automated meters following ear-splitting complaints, the City Council Monday night said hold on a minute, you need our authority and by the way we want an installation moratorium until we figure this out.

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Theater Development Deal, Meter Maelstrom On Council Agenda

June 16th, 2017 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

The city’s “memorandum of understanding” with Manhattan-based Exact Capitol Group to redevelop the shuttered Poli-Majestic Theaters will be referred to the City Council’s Contracts Committee Monday night. Also scheduled for referral to contracts is a resolution presented by several councilors to terminate the contract with LAZ Parking LTD following controversy involving Downtown parking meters. Full council […]

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Commencing Monday, City Will Amend Downtown Meter Regulations

June 15th, 2017 · 8 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

UPDATE: Following a public outcry led by retired Superior Court Judge Carmen Lopez, the city has revamped Downtown meter parking regulations including the length of stay before a transaction must occur and lowering of a fine from $40 to $25. The new policy starts Monday, June 19 at 8 am, according to mayoral aide Ed […]

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