It’s time to bark in the burg. Led by citizen financial watchdog John Marshall Lee, a forum for discussion, ideas and “barking points” has been launched at Watchdogs Bridgeport, a showcase for city issues. Lee says all fiscal hounds are welcome.
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August 23rd, 2016 · 13 Comments · City Budget, News and Events
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August 19th, 2016 · 55 Comments · City Politics
Citizen fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee wants to digest the rules of the Democratic Town Committee, led by restaurateur Mario Testa whose Madison Avenue restaurant is the mother ship of city politics. When it comes to politics Lee is no friend of martial law. He’s a proponent of putting everything on the table including the rules […]
August 14th, 2016 · 11 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events
A special meeting of the City Council will take place Monday at 6 p.m. in City Hall to vote on two Contract Committee reports regarding labor concession agreements with the National Association of Government Employees and the Bridgeport City Supervisor’s Association.
August 1st, 2016 · 5 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events
Pete Spain, who lives in Black Rock, was among the speakers to address the City Council Monday night. Educated at Yale, studious Spain is one of those guys in dogged pursuit of information and facts. OIB asked for a verbatim transcript of his remarks and he obliged.
July 14th, 2016 · 29 Comments · City Budget, City Council, City Politics, News and Events
Former City Councilman Tom White, who also provided staff support for the budget and legislative body, shares in a commentary the city’s failure to provide financial oversight. “The missing ingredient, in my opinion, is members that have the education and work experience to handle this challenging role. Also missing is support staff to assist with […]
July 10th, 2016 · 6 Comments · City Budget, City Council, City Politics
For years, citizen fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee has been a lonely bark adding light to the dark of government finances with little backup from struggling taxpayers at City Council meetings. Last week, City Council chambers was jammed with angry taxpayers only after they received their tax bills. It’s always better to vent before the budget […]
July 6th, 2016 · 107 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, News and Events
Update, includes video: More than 400 vexed taxpayers, most from the higher assessed Black Rock neighborhood, vented on Mayor Joe Ganim in a jammed City Council chambers Tuesday night about their tax bills in a revaluation year. And he let them spew in a noisy night punctuated by booing, hissing and chanting and calls for […]
July 5th, 2016 · 26 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events
Often a lonely voice, citizen fiscal scrutineer John Marshall Lee had plenty of speaking support at Tuesday’s City Council meeting. Text of his remarks, including an emperor reference to Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa. Today is July 5, 2016. It is the first day of the 241st year of our “American experiment in democratic government.” […]