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Entries Tagged as 'Citizens Working for a Better Bridgeport'

Away, But Still In Touch Fiscally

November 8th, 2016 · No Comments · City Budget, Education, Law Enforcement

Citizen fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee could not attend the speaking portion of the City Council meeting Monday night where he is a regular voice. But he does not disappoint, writing to council members “since I am used to a routine of reviewing the Monthly Financial Report, released most recently on October 25, 2016, and […]

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Community Group Praises Ganim Financial Portal

November 5th, 2016 · 5 Comments · City Budget, News and Events

News release: Citizens Working for a Better Bridgeport Action Network commends Mayor Joseph P. Ganim for the launch this week of “Open Budget,” an online portal that allows individuals to access the City’s financial information, including revenues, expenditures and payments to outside vendors.

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Video Features City Financial Challenges

November 3rd, 2016 · 11 Comments · City Budget, News and Events

Last Saturday Citizens Working For A Better Bridgeport hosted a forum on Bridgeport’s financial challenges and opportunities at the Bridgeport Public Library. See video above.

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Budget-stressed City Seeks Financial Guidance

October 29th, 2016 · 97 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Library, News and Events

Mayor Joe Ganim is implementing a suggestion by State Rep. Steve Stafstrom to create a financial task force to serve as an adviser for long-term fiscal stability.

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Forum On Fiscal Issues

October 14th, 2016 · 6 Comments · City Budget, News and Events

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Community Forum Upper East Side

September 9th, 2016 · 37 Comments · News and Events

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Watchdog Group Ramps Up Citizen Participation For City Council Meeting

July 29th, 2016 · 127 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, News and Events

UPDATE: council agenda. The last time the full City Council met the day after July 4, it was fireworks. Angry residents jammed the council chambers (see video) to vent about their July 1 tax bills. It had been a long time since residents came out in force to air out their lungs. Was it a […]

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New Community Group To Host First Forum For 2015 Mayoral Election

September 22nd, 2014 · 29 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Library, News and Events

A new “grass roots coalition” calling itself Join The Movement will host a “change for Bridgeport” forum on Tuesday, 6 p.m. at the North Branch Library, 3455 Madison Avenue. The group is “urging their fellow citizens to get involved in their city.” Bridgeport Banner editor Rob Sullivan and community fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee described […]

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