Cathy Simpson chaired the Charter Revision Commission that conducted numerous working sessions over several months en route to crafting a ballot question that city voters rejected on Tuesday following contentious debate to decide the selection of school board members. She shares her observations about the process and result below:
Entries Tagged as 'Cathy Simpson'
November 11th, 2012 · 39 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education
August 23rd, 2012 · 18 Comments · Education, News and Events
Cathleen Simpson and George Estrada, chair and co-chair respectively of the Charter Revision Commission created by Mayor Bill Finch and the City Council, assert in an op-ed piece published by the Connecticut Post that the paper misses the mark on the commission’s work. The commission has fashioned a question that seeks a thumbs up or [...]
March 18th, 2012 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, Education, News and Events
The Charter Revision Commission will conduct a public hearing Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. in City Council Chambers, 45 Lyon Terrace. What’s on your mind? The panel has been focusing on education initiatives and likely will send to the City Council for approval a question that asks voters to choose between elected or appointed school board positions, [...]
February 15th, 2012 · 13 Comments · Education
Mayor Bill Finch Tuesday night urged the Charter Revision Commission that he empaneled to modernize the city charter with an emphasis on transforming the Board of Education from an elected body to either one appointed or a hybrid of the two. Whatever the commission decides must be cleared by the City Council and submitted to [...]
January 10th, 2012 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Education, News and Events
Mayor Bill Finch has appointed seven Bridgeport residents to serve on a new Charter Revision Commission designed to modernize an antiquated City Charter and examine education reform. The members include a former Republican town chairman, an executive at the University of Bridgeport, a city pastor and the mayor’s deputy chief of staff.