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Shake-up Looms Over Troubled Housing Authority

August 31st, 2016 · 38 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Rudderless at the top, crime challenged and guideline glitched, the agency that oversees a $51 million budget serving the housing needs of 12,000 residents could experience a major shake-up in the coming weeks as power struggles between board members and staff have gained greater scrutiny by the federal Housing and Urban Development that funds it.

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Byers Remorse At Housing Authority?

July 17th, 2016 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

The Bridgeport Housing Authority will have four executive directors in about four years with the announced departure of George Byers following a dispute with Mayor Joe Ganim who appoints the commissioners. The authority that recast itself Park City Communities has a $51 million budget serving the housing needs of 12,000 residents.

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Ganim’s Proposed Office Of Government Accountability Stalls–Why Not Support A Pilot Program With The State?

June 30th, 2016 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, News and Events

Mayor Joe Ganim’s proposal for an Office of Government Accountability has stalled in a City Council committee. Perhaps he’s now reticent about creating another layer of bureaucracy in a difficult budget cycle? And how is it different than the city’s flaccid Ethics Commission?

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Ganim Proposes Government Accountability Office–Work Horse Or Show Horse?

March 10th, 2016 · 34 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events

Joe Ganim’s surreal comeback, arguably the only one of its kind in American mayoral politics, was lifted by the retired FBI agent Ed Adams who was part of the investigation team that topped JG1 in 2003. Adams’ support of Ganim provided weight to a second-chance message. Ganim promised on the campaign trail he would create […]

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Capital Plan, Creating Office Of Government Accountability Heading To City Council Committees

February 28th, 2016 · 6 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

Mayor Joe Ganim has trotted out a whole bunch of goodies earmarked in a five-year capital plan worth some $178 million that covers schools, police, sidewalks, parks and neighborhood gateways. A prior story covered some of the broad strokes in the city’s proposal to borrow to implement improvements. See all the specifics here,

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Transition Team Report Issues Government Reforms

February 10th, 2016 · 39 Comments · News and Events

Mayor Joe Ganim’s transition team on Wednesday shared recommendations to improve government efficiency and access to public information that included requiring mandatory freedom of information training for all department heads including the mayor and chief of staff, responding quickly to freedom of information requests, developing a standardized tax abatement policy with clear limits and transparency, […]

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Gander Ganim’s Payroll Lineup

February 6th, 2016 · 37 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, News and Events

How many direct hires has Joe Ganim made since he reclaimed the mayoralty starting December 1? Less than 30, according to a list of discretionary appointments provided by the city following an OIB FOI request.

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Ganim, Lembo Announce Plan For Tracking Financial Data

January 27th, 2016 · 8 Comments · City Budget, News and Events

Update includes video: Following the lead of Connecticut Comptroller Kevin Lembo, Mayor Joe Ganim on Wednesday announced the building of a financial portal “OpenBridgeport” so taxpayers can track in real time where their money is being spent. The website is expected to go live in the spring.

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