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Entries Tagged as 'John Marshall Lee'

A Recruitment Campaign: Step Up For Bridgeport

May 26th, 2017 · 10 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Memorial Day weekend is the traditional start to the election season (at OIB the traditional start is, of course, all year). Three members of the political action committee Better Bridgeport, Jeanine Oburchay, John Marshall Lee and Pete Spain, have composed a commentary urging citizen involvement in the electoral process, asserting “Our city is crying out for […]

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Lee Dredges Up Questions About Port Authority

May 16th, 2017 · 10 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Community watchdog John Marshall Lee has a wave of questions regarding operations of the Bridgeport Port Authority including the lack of appointments to the board of directors. Who is feeling “shy” at this waterfront moment? What else is ongoing but unsaid by those interested in Port development? Why is there no reference to other harbor front […]

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Sincerely, John Marshall Lee

May 2nd, 2017 · 4 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

As the City Council closes in on a budget vote, citizen fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee shared some thoughts Monday night with the budget and legislative body. Council members, greetings. I mean that sincerely because you have at least one historic decision facing you shortly … that is the approval of an Operating Budget for […]

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City Council Members Encouraged To Dig For Dollars

April 26th, 2017 · No Comments · City Budget, Education, Library, News and Events

Citizen budget scrutineer John Marshall Lee was among the speakers at the public hearing for the proposed school board and library budgets. From Lee: Budget and Appropriation members and other Council members in attendance I speak to you to ask for full support of the Board of Education and Library budget presentations. As you heard […]

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General Lee Pulls Out Boots For Public Hearing

April 19th, 2017 · 9 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Education, News and Events

Citizen fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee was among the taxpayers addressing city counselors at a budget public hearing Tuesday night, and brought with him his symbolic red boots signifying caution about red ink. Lee’s comments:

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Lee, Flatto Disagree On Print Shop Numbers

April 3rd, 2017 · 5 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Education

City fiscal observer John Marshall Lee has engaged in a give and take with Finance Director Ken Flatto over expenditures in the municipal print shop. Lee addressed this subject in comments to the City Council Monday night. Women and men of the City Council, let’s revisit the operation of the City Print Shop and its […]

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If The Print Shop Could Only Print Boots Filled With Money

March 21st, 2017 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, News and Events

Citizen fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee systematically reviews department expenditures looking for clues in how taxpayer money is spent. Monday night he addressed the City Council about the city’s Print Shop. Hmmm, if only they could print money. From Lee.

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Who’s Doing The Demolition Work?

March 11th, 2017 · 6 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

John Marshall Lee has waged war on fiscal blight for years. In his latest commentary, the spending watchdog raises questions about the process to remove blighted buildings. From Lee:

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