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Entries Tagged as 'John Gomes'

Balletto’s Ballet–Testa Fundraiser Hauls in $43K, $10K Donated To State Party

February 18th, 2017 · 64 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

When Bridgeport Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa hosted a fundraiser in November at his Madison Avenue restaurant it was billed as a general election rally to also commemorate the one-year anniversary of Mayor Joe Ganim’s comeback. Backed by the political payroll and developers, with an all-star cast of city and state politicians, the chairman flexed […]

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Balancing Police Overtime Bucks

January 11th, 2017 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, Law Enforcement, News and Events

It’s the brutal reality of police department finances: keep overtime down. Well, until a major crime event occurs and city leaders must balance public outcry with fiscal prudence. That’s when the area is saturated with extra patrols and investigators. It costs money. And, by the way, we’re understaffed. Translation: more overtime. And so it goes. […]

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Ganim’s Staffing Changes Lead To Salary Adjustments, Key Roles For Staley And Bartlett-Josie

January 9th, 2017 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Following a shake-up of top-level officials last month, Mayor Joe Ganim has also altered salaries. With the start of 2017, as well, two women have emerged with influential roles, Chief Administrative Officer Kimberly Staley and de facto chief of staff Christine Bartlett-Josie who has government and political experience. Ganim does not have a long political […]

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In Email To Department Heads, New Chief Administrative Officer Sets Inclusive Tone

December 21st, 2016 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

In a management shakeup of his administration last week, Mayor Joe Ganim appointed Kimberly Staley to serve as acting Chief Administrative Officer, replacing John Gomes who’ll now report to Staley in a role reversal. Staley is not a pol. She comes out of the corporate world.

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Gomes, Stallworth, Roach Demoted, Others Reassigned, Staley New CAO

December 16th, 2016 · 37 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

In a realignment of some key positions in his administration, Mayor Joe Ganim has demoted Chief Administrative Officer John Gomes, placing Kimberly Staley in charge of department heads, demoted State Rep. Charlie Stallworth from the mayor’s office as well as Chief of Staff Danny Roach to special projects coordinator. Newly hired as de facto chief of […]

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Ganim Ponders Key Staffing Changes

December 15th, 2016 · 49 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Firefighters, Law Enforcement

UPDATE: John Gomes Demoted, Details To Follow: One year into Joe Ganim’s mayoralty, staff stressors are beginning to snap leading to potential changes at the top level makeup of the administration. State Rep. Charlie Stallworth’s city position, one of Ganim’s first hires who served as co-chair of the mayor’s transition team, is tenuous. Will he […]

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Paging Personal Injury Lawyers! Sidewalk Repair Solution, Split It

December 11th, 2016 · 15 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Bridgeport is a city of sidewalks. Walk and talk and balk … when it comes time for repairs. Cracked sidewalks in the city also beckon slip-and-fall lawyers. The city is trying to address the bigger question–who’s responsible for the fix-up? It’s not cheap. The City Council is examining a proposal.

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How Will City Retrieve Ganim’s Stolen SUV?

September 28th, 2016 · 15 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: The Tahoe is supposedly a “pool” car assigned to the office of Chief Administrative Officer John Gomes and shared by different employees. That is the same John Gomes who, earlier this year, had a key role in cost-cutting measures to trim the budget, from layoffs to … wait for it […]

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