UPDATE: Mayor Joe Ganim announced on Friday he has signed a $552 million budget approved by the City Council that sets a mil rate at 54.37 for real estate and personal property and includes a motor vehicle mil rate at 37 per a state-mandated cap. Ganim asserts, despite the rate increase from the current year […]
Entries Tagged as 'Joe Ganim'
City Council Sets Mil Rate, Ganim Signs Budget, Claims Lower Tax Burden, Walker: Disease Has Not Been Treated
May 27th, 2016 · 55 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, Education, News and Events
May 27th, 2016 · 26 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
Freshman State Senator Marilyn Moore and her Democratic-endorsed August primary opponent City Council President Tom McCarthy both had mighty fundraising weeks as they gear up for a summer season of campaigning in what is shaping up as a hotly contested race in Connecticut’s 22nd District that covers one third of Bridgeport, all of Trumbull and […]
May 27th, 2016 · 1 Comment · News and Events
May 25th, 2016 · 32 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, News and Events
For years the city’s legislative delegation has been criticized for its lack of harmony to drive home more state dollars. This latest session seems to be a different story. Surrounded by state legislative leaders Martin Looney and Brendan Sharkey on Tuesday, Mayor Joe Ganim thanked the city’s legislative delegation for its hard work rescuing millions […]
May 25th, 2016 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
Maria Pereira, Charlie Coviello and Tito Ayala have hit the streets to secure signatures from registered Democrats to qualify for State House primaries in August. If they all make the ballot that means five of eight members of the city’s state legislative delegation will be campaigning this summer.
May 23rd, 2016 · 11 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events
A kickoff workshop for transit oriented development around the proposed Barnum Station on the East Side will take place Tuesday 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. at the Summerfield United Methodist Church, 110 Clermont Avenue. For more on the project see here.
May 23rd, 2016 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, City Budget, Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events
Leave it to third graders to ask the most basic–but to the point–questions. Do you get mad? What did you want to be growing up? Is it hard being a mayor? Third graders at Dunbar School visited the mayor’s office on Monday. In addition to their questions we learned what Mayor Joe Ganim is working […]
May 21st, 2016 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events, State Politics
The banner affixed the window of Maria Pereira’s Upper East Side campaign headquarters says it all: “Absolutely not for sale–EVER!” Reaching deep into Bridgeport’s rich political history that includes a showman named Barnum and a mayoral Socialist named McLevy, it’s hard to find a figure who elicits in such a short time as much passion […]