This will give some city leaders stomach cramps. Governor Dan Malloy proposed on Thursday the creation of a Municipal Accountability Review Board so that “the state will be poised to intercede early to put struggling local governments on a path to sustainable fiscal health before they are on the brink of a fiscal crisis.” Translation: lose […]
Entries Tagged as 'David Walker'
February 2nd, 2017 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events
January 18th, 2017 · 22 Comments · News and Events
Bridgeport resident David Walker, former U.S. Comptroller General, writes in a commentary that also appears in the Washington Times that “The federal government’s ultimate fiscal goal should be to reduce and stabilize debt/GDP at a reasonable and sustainable level …”
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.
October 26th, 2016 · 10 Comments · City Budget, News and Events
State Senator Marilyn Moore and David Walker, former U.S. comptroller general, are scheduled to speak.
October 6th, 2016 · 40 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
Republican State Senate candidate Elaine Hammers announced on Thursday if elected she will introduce legislation requiring municipalities to adhere to a property tax cap. She also announced her support for a financial oversight board for Bridgeport that has been raised by a number of residents of Black Rock who were hit hard by the July […]
August 2nd, 2016 · 73 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, News and Events
Another cranky crowd–mostly from the highly taxed Black Rock neighborhood–packed City Council Chambers Monday night, four weeks after venting about tax increases, to once again remind members of the budget and legislative body they haven’t forgotten about the impact on their pocketbooks. Former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker received a standing ovation in his call […]
August 1st, 2016 · 5 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events
Pete Spain, who lives in Black Rock, was among the speakers to address the City Council Monday night. Educated at Yale, studious Spain is one of those guys in dogged pursuit of information and facts. OIB asked for a verbatim transcript of his remarks and he obliged.
July 16th, 2016 · 41 Comments · City Budget, News and Events
David Walker, former U.S. Comptroller General, has issued a video appeal for creation of a financial control board to oversee city finances. Such a process would require support of Governor Dan Malloy and the state legislature. Mayor Joe Ganim who opposes state financial oversight inherited a Bridgeport Financial Review Board upon his election in November […]