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Kohut Laments ‘Snake-oil Solutions’

September 13th, 2014 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, State Politics

Policy wonk extraordinaire Jeff Kohut, 2011 petitioning candidate for mayor, is mighty cranky these days. In his latest commentary he writes: “with only the same snake-oil solutions for the problems of Connecticut’s urban centers being proposed by the Democrats, nothing of substance being proposed by the Republicans, and only Tea Party nonsense being espoused by […]

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Kohut Stands Up For Fabrizi: Resourceful Leader

July 12th, 2014 · 17 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Jeff Kohut, 2011 petitioning candidate for mayor and policy wonk extraordinaire, shares a commentary urging former Mayor John Fabrizi to run for his old job. Fabrizi has formed an exploratory committee for mayor. From Kohut:

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Kohut: Bridgeport An Education Lab Rat For State

April 22nd, 2014 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, State Politics

2011 mayoral candidate Jeff Kohut, in a commentary, does not hold back his observations about state and local political leadership. From Kohut: The State of Connecticut has become the national policy laboratory for the debate over the remediation of the US public education system, with Bridgeport serving as the principal lab rat in this regard.

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What’s Appropriate Use For Former Landfill? Solar Panels, Manufacturing Plant, Luxury Condos?

March 3rd, 2014 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

The city’s Parks Commission tonight (Monday) at 6:30 is scheduled to take a second vote on Mayor Bill Finch’s proposal to construct solar panels on the old dump at Seaside Park. The board unanimously rejected the plan two weeks ago, but a second meeting and vote has been called to win approval. Black Rock City […]

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Kohut: City’s Redemption Requires Relevant Ethics Commission

May 28th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, City Council

The city’s Ethics Commission is a toothless tiger. What’s the point of having one if it’s nothing more than a gum job? This is not new. The Ethics Commission has gone through the motions for more than a decade, a mayor with his hand out, another with substance abuse issues on the job, City Council […]

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Kohut Peers Into His Crystal Ball On City’s Financial Future–’Toilet Tissue’ Rating

April 28th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Firefighters

Jeff  Kohut, policy wonk extraordinaire, shares this commentary on his prescient view of the city: Dateline, Bridgeport: June 5, 2018: Headline distributed by the Connecticut Post to ethernet, satellite radio subscribers, and e-billboard sites — Bridgeport defaults on US/state-backed bankruptcy-bond payments. Washington and Hartford point fingers at each other for not providing proper support to […]

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Will Ethics Training For City Employees Matter?

January 7th, 2013 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

The city’s Ethics Commission is a toothless tiger. It does relatively nothing. But now the city will require annual ethics training for city employees. Why now? Sometimes it’s best to maintain appearances. CT Post reporter Brian Lockhart examines the question: The city will require annual ethics training within City Hall–a decade after Mayor Joseph P. […]

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