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Entries Tagged as 'David Kooris'

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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Kooris To Exit Development Job Soon, Who’s In The Wings?

March 30th, 2016 · 16 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Economic Development Director David Kooris will spend his final day on the city job next Friday as he segues to a position in state government managing a federally funded project addressing shoreline infrastructure improvements including Bridgeport. Who will replace him?

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Recalling 40 Cent Drafts At Dolan’s, Vacant Building Hit By Fire

March 30th, 2016 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, Firefighters, News and Events

Update, video: If you wanted to know what Bridgeport was like in the 1940s, Dolan’s Bar and Grill at Middle and Golden Hill streets next to the Downtown post office was the spot. The interior never changed. And the place certainly hit the spot for an eclectic group of eccentrics, be it local drunk, newspaper […]

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Kooris Resigns City Development Job For State Position, Attracted Millions In State And Federal Grants

March 8th, 2016 · 61 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Economic Development Director David Kooris who helped guide construction of the Steel Point redevelopment area of the East Side and shepherded millions in state and federal grants for a new East Side train station and flood control for neighborhoods has issued his resignation letter to the city for a job in state government managing a […]

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Ganim, Power Company Sign Community Benefits Agreement

February 25th, 2016 · 7 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

News release from city Communications Director Av Harris: PSEG Power Connecticut and Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim today signed a Community Environmental Benefit Agreement (CEBA) associated with the construction of a new gas-fired plant in Bridgeport. The agreement was also signed by the Connecticut Coalition for Environmental Justice, the University of Bridgeport, South End Revitalization Zone Committee […]

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