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Entries Tagged as 'Jack Banta'

Cruz Control For City Council District

May 3rd, 2017 · 16 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Two years ago community activist Jorge Cruz knocked on the door of victory for a City Council seat, coming up two dozen votes short in a Democratic primary. This time he hopes to knock the door down in the 131st District covering the South End, Downtown and portion of the West End. He ran alone […]

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Wild Ride Shaping Up For City Council Election Season

April 6th, 2017 · 27 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics

If your favorite sports are politics and primaries (me too), strap in for a slew of Democratic battles for City Council.

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Lopez: In Bridgeport, Sausage Making Gets Bad Rap Compared To Law Making

March 27th, 2017 · 27 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events

In a follow-up to her commentary confronting the city’s new Downtown “RoboCops” parking meters, retired Superior Court Judge Carmen Lopez grinds up the city’s process to “essentially privatizing parking meter enforcement.” Like many, Lopez received a $40 computer programmed parking ticket for not completing a meter transaction within five minutes of pulling up. Her parking […]

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City Council Committees Approve Sludge Deal With Trumbull

June 1st, 2016 · 12 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

In a 5-1 vote Tuesday night the joint committee on Miscellaneous Matters and Contracts approved a proposed settlement of pending sewer rate litigation and wastewater agreement with the Town of Trumbull. The measure now goes before the full City Council for a scheduled vote Monday night. Councilors Jeanette Herron, Jack Banta, Milta Feliciano, Denese Taylor-Moye and […]

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Hole-In-One Or Double Bogey? City Council Weighs Sacred Heart Purchase Of ‘Excess’ Golf Course Property

May 17th, 2016 · 21 Comments · City Council, News and Events

Update: Public hearing June 1. A special meeting of the City Council’s Contracts Committee will take place Wednesday 7 p.m. in the Democratic Caucus Room of City Hall regarding the proposed sale of four acres of “excess” Fairchild Wheeler golf course property to Sacred Heart University. Under the proposal the city will receive $4 million […]

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Leap Year Politics, Does Gaudett Deal Leap Over City’s Bidding Process?

February 24th, 2016 · 25 Comments · City Council, Law Enforcement, News and Events

It’s a leap year, right? On Monday, the tacked-on last day in February, the City Council’s Contracts Committee followed by the full legislative body will take up the “Proposed Contract for Professional Services” with Joe Gaudett who is planning to resign as chief to accept another position within the police department allowing Mayor Joe Ganim to […]

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Council Committee Meeting Set To Address Gaudett Contract

February 22nd, 2016 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Civil Service, Law Enforcement, News and Events

The  City Council’s Contracts Committee is scheduled to meet February 29, 5:30 p.m. in the Wheeler Room of City Hall to examine a pact with Joe Gaudett segueing from police chief to supervising a department as a contract worker. The three-year package is worth roughly $125,000 per year that also allows Gaudett to continue collecting […]

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Partnership Promotes Solar Power For Bridgeport Low-Income Families

February 22nd, 2016 · No Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Joint news release: A first of its kind partnership in Connecticut was announced today with the goal of helping low-income families enjoy the benefits of clean energy. FREEDOM (Faith Restoration Empowerment Economic Development Outreach Ministries, Inc) kicked off a partnership initiative with the Connecticut Green Bank and PosiGen to educate the public about affordable solar […]

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