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 [...]
Entries Tagged as 'Jeff Kohut'
May 28th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, City Council
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 [...]
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. [...]
November 13th, 2012 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, News and Events
Policy wonk extraordinaire Jeff Kohut, 2011 mayoral candidate, claims the defeat of last Tuesday’s ballot question designed for Mayor Bill Finch to appoint school board members has lifted voters from their slumber. That sounds like a major stretch, but Kohut raises a question worthy of debate. The irony in all of this is the local [...]
October 13th, 2012 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education
Jeff Kohut, 2011 mayoral candidate, shares a commentary urging a no vote to the ballot question. While 2012 is a very important election year at a state and national level, it is truly a momentous year in Bridgeport.
September 25th, 2012 · 6 Comments · Education, News and Events
Larry Wielk, dean of students at Sacred Heart Universty, on Tuesday issued a response to North End resident Jeff Kohut who brought a number of neighborhood issues to the attention of the university involving student partying in residential areas. See Wielk’s correspondence to Kohut followed by the Lake Forest Block Watch leader urging the university [...]
September 25th, 2012 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Cops, Education, News and Events
Sacred Heart University students are back and some North End residents are getting their backs up. The city of Bridgeport has a unique relationship with Sacred Heart that began as a commuter school in 1963 founded by the Diocese of Bridgeport, but has emerged as a thriving campus and all sorts of growing pains including [...]