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Entries Tagged as 'Eleanor Guedes'

Transparency … What Transparency? Plus: The GOP Versus Dodd

September 18th, 2009 · 75 Comments · City Council, Civil Service, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Okay, now we’re talking. Retired Superior Court Judge Carmen Lopez is taking an interest in the case of the Bridgeport Civil Service Commission canning of Personnel Director Ralph Jacobs for something called breach of city loyalty. Why is this issue important? It’s the first time the non-political personnel director has been fired–for a dubious charge at that–and […]

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What’s Residency? The Eleanor Guedes Case, Plus: Primary Insanity, And Ramos Statement

September 14th, 2009 · 43 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, Civil Service, Education

1 p.m. update From the City Charter: Section 13. Board and Commission Members; Residency Requirement. Except as otherwise provided in this charter, no person shall be appointed to any board or commission established by this charter who is not a resident and registered voter of the city. Where does Eleanor Guedes reside? An immediate answer is […]

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The Mayor’s Gravy Train, Plus: Bucci Says Jacobs’ Terminators Should Resign

August 24th, 2009 · 48 Comments · City Council, City Politics, Civil Service, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Ding, ding, ding. Ding, ding, ding. Ding, ding, ding. That sound you just heard was Mayor Bill Finch ringing the dinner bell for Democratic operatives. Yes sir. Line right up, boys and girls, step up to the Democratic Party special delivery buffet line. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. An entire candy store of delights. A gravy […]

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Civil Service Cans Jacobs, Plus: Library Statute Wars

August 21st, 2009 · 64 Comments · City Politics, Civil Service, Library

Saturday update: The Bridgeport Civil Service Commission Friday afternoon, at the urging of Mayor Bill Finch, fired Personnel Director Ralph Jacobs citing breach of city loyalty and setting up a legal battle over control of the historically non-political position. At issue was one charge in which commission members say Jacobs overstepped his authority when he urged a legal […]

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