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Entries Tagged as 'Eneida Martinez'

Roach’s Police Board Reappointment Goes To Full City Council

August 11th, 2018 · 32 Comments · City Council, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Public Safety Committee members Ernie Newton, Kyle Langan and Karen Jackson voted no to confirm the reappointment of Danny Roach, a longtime friend and ally of Mayor Joe Ganim, to the Police Commission. Jack Banta, Eneida Martinez and Maria Valle voted yes. Committee chair Michelle Lyons broke the tie in favor of Roach. The full […]

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No Parking Pleasure At Beach, Lopez To City Council: Stop Being Props For Ganim Photo-ops

July 3rd, 2018 · 33 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Retired Superior Court Judge Carmen Lopez has stepped up on several occasions to leverage her legal might to the cause of rectifying government snafus such as parking meters and wastewater collection practices. Now a neighborhood cry has started urging her guidance to preserve a lot for Pleasure Beach parking in the East End, including an […]

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City Council Approves Budget With No Tax Increase–Education Advocates Cry Schools Shortchanged

May 8th, 2018 · 34 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, Education, News and Events

UPDATE: see council budget changes here. The City Council by a 16-3 vote Monday night approved a city budget with no tax increase for the spending year that begins July 1. Councilors Kyle Langan, Pete Spain and Eneida Martinez voted against the budget urging more support for city schools.

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MGM Donates $50,000 For East End Pop-Up Market

May 6th, 2018 · 62 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

News release from MGM Resorts: MGM Resorts today announced plans to donate $50,000 to support the establishment of the nonprofit East End NRZ Pop-Up Market & Café in Bridgeport, responding to a longstanding food desert in the East End in order to provide local residents access to healthy, nutritious food.

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Lopez Files FOI Complaint Against City, Charging Violations At City Council Meeting

May 5th, 2018 · 30 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

Retired Superior Court Judge Carmen Lopez on Friday filed a complaint with the Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission charging that a meeting on Tuesday by the City Council’s Budget & Appropriations Committee triggered a series of state violations stemming from an improperly noticed executive session for “pending litigation” that also “established a quorum of the […]

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A Report From The Trenches, WPCA Scrutiny Leads To Roar Of Reform

April 27th, 2018 · 23 Comments · City Council, News and Events

Sludge is a messy business in more ways than one. The Water Pollution Control Authority is charged with overseeing the city’s treatment and processing of waste water. Understanding the machinations of the agency’s collection process is also messy. Retired Superior Court Judge Carmen Lopez, who is providing pro bono guidance to a City Council committee […]

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WPCA Weighs City Council Moratorium On Foreclosures–Lopez, Klein Scrutinize Collection Practices

April 20th, 2018 · 28 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events

A special meeting of the Water Pollution Control Authority is scheduled to take place Friday afternoon regarding the City Council’s 180-day moratorium on foreclosures. The authority will hear a presentation by the City Attorney’s Office where foreclosure action is initiated. It raises a question: what happens when the will of the council bumps against the […]

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Mayor To Submit Budget To Council

March 30th, 2018 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, News and Events, State Politics

Mayor Joe Ganim on Monday is expected to submit his budget proposal to the City Council for the spending year starting July 1. It will be referred to the Budget & Appropriations Committee for review and action. Ganim is running for governor so a tax increase would undercut a fiscal message on the campaign trail. […]

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