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Entries Tagged as 'Joe Ganim'

Following Union Concession Rejection, Ganim Issues Pink Slips

July 1st, 2016 · 34 Comments · City Budget, News and Events

UPDATE:  Unable to achieve concessions from municipal unions, Mayor Joe Ganim announced a new round of layoffs on Friday impacting about two dozen city employees. The Ganim administration provided no public details about the terminations, but State Rep. Kim Rose who represents Milford in the state legislature posted on her Facebook page Well the city of Bridgeport […]

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Walker And Company Plan Earful For City Council

July 1st, 2016 · 36 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, News and Events

Former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker is ripping mad over the tax increase on his Black Rock home. He intends to air out his lungs during the public speaking portion of the City Council meeting Tuesday night.

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In Letter To Taxpayers Mayor Urges “Patience”

June 30th, 2016 · 29 Comments · City Budget, News and Events

Mayor Joe Ganim has mailed a letter to city taxpayers along with their tax bills that will finance the budget year starting July 1. In the letter Ganim asks for “assistance and patience. No one budget or few months in office can accomplish the big goals that we have for our great city.”

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Ganim’s Proposed Office Of Government Accountability Stalls–Why Not Support A Pilot Program With The State?

June 30th, 2016 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, News and Events

Mayor Joe Ganim’s proposal for an Office of Government Accountability has stalled in a City Council committee. Perhaps he’s now reticent about creating another layer of bureaucracy in a difficult budget cycle? And how is it different than the city’s flaccid Ethics Commission?

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Plug In A Number, Figure Out The Rest, Ganim’s Challenge With Unions

June 29th, 2016 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council

When Mayor Joe Ganim and city bean counters crafted a budget in the spring that was eventually approved by the City Council for the spending year starting July 1 it assumed $4 million in union concessions. Mayor Joe’s an experienced negotiator, better than most sitting on the other side of the table. Okay, he told […]

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Ganim Kicks Off Summer Youth Initiative

June 29th, 2016 · 6 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

From city Communications Director Av Harris: Mayor Joe Ganim today joined The Department of Youth Services, local business and youth participants to launch The Summer Youth Initiative and The Youth Champions Program (Youth Empowerment through Summer Employment). The summer initiatives were designed to serve youth and young adults between the ages of 14 and 21 […]

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What’s In Your Tax Bill? Do The Dollars Make Sense?

June 28th, 2016 · 30 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, News and Events

Tax bills for real estate and motor vehicles have started hitting mailboxes to finance the municipal budget year starting July 1. Are you beaming or screaming? Or something in between?

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City Man Sues Sacred Heart For False Sexual Assault Accusation

June 27th, 2016 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, Law Enforcement, News and Events

A Bridgeport man claiming he was falsely accused of a sexual assault has filed a lawsuit against Sacred Heart University and its director of Public Safety for disseminating bogus alert information on college letterhead following the March 30 sexual assault of a student after an evening at the Golden Star Café Lounge that recently reopened after […]

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