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Entries Tagged as 'David Kooris'

Ganim Hopes Gill Breathes New Life Into Economic Development

July 19th, 2016 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

For Tom Gill, it’s déjà vu all over again. Needing consistency in a key revenue-generating department, Mayor Joe Ganim on Monday brought back Gill to once again lead the Office of Planning and Economic Development, a position Gill had for about six years during the tenure of Democratic Mayor John Mandanici, 1975-81. Gill returns to the role in […]

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Gill Under Consideration For Economic Development Chief Position

July 12th, 2016 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

He had the job as a young man from 1976 into 1982 and now Tom Gill is under consideration to be Mayor Joe Ganim’s director of economic development, a department that has had two chiefs in seven months sorely in need of stability.

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City Development Chief In Limbo

July 7th, 2016 · 57 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Ninety days go fast, especially in the tedious world of economic development. Following the April departure of municipal development chief David Kooris, Ed Lavernoich, the executive director of the quasi-public Bridgeport Economic Development Corporation, agreed to fill in for three months, pending a national search for a permanent replacement. Lavernoich is now preparing to return […]

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Workshop For Barnum Station Rail Plan On East Side

May 23rd, 2016 · 11 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

A kickoff workshop for transit oriented development around the proposed Barnum Station on the East Side will take place Tuesday 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. at the Summerfield United Methodist Church, 110 Clermont Avenue. For more on the project see here.

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Fiscal Watchdog Questions East Side Development

April 25th, 2016 · 4 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Development and Zoning

Citizen fiscal scrutineer John Marshall Lee has been working overtime examining the proposed city budget and asking lots of questions at City Council public hearings. Monday night the Budget and Appropriations Committee considered a “Resolution Authorizing Capital Improvements and Allocation of Bond Proceeds for the Crescent Crossing Phase 1B” housing project on the East Side. […]

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Ganim Discusses Financial ‘Hangover,’ The Budget, Development And Moonlighting Cop Bouncers

April 12th, 2016 · 1 Comment · City Budget, Development and Zoning, News and Events

WFSB 3 Connecticut Saying he’s optimistic about the pace he can move the city forward, Mayor Joe Ganim appeared Sunday on Dennis House’s Face The State answering questions about the city budget, public safety, state support for Connecticut’s largest city, and addressing revelations about two city police officers accused of moonlighting as bouncers at a […]

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Bakalar Appointed Development Chief In Trumbull

April 11th, 2016 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Rina Bakalar, who served as co-chair of Mayor Joe Ganim’s economic development transition team and for several years director of the city’s Central Grants Office, has been appointed director of development for the Town of Trumbull by First Selectman Tim Herbst.

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Ganim Leverages Lavernoich To Fill Development Office

April 9th, 2016 · 15 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

From city Communications Director Av Harris: Mayor Joe Ganim today announced the appointment of Edward P. Lavernoich as interim director of the Bridgeport Officer of Planning and Economic Development (OPED). Lavernoich takes over the position from David Kooris, who is departing to take a position with the State of Connecticut after four years with the […]

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