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Debating The Need For Tax Abatements

October 5th, 2014 · 4 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Development and Zoning

In his latest commentary, city fiscal scrutineer John Marshall Lee challenges the logic of a tax break proposal on the City Council agenda for Monday night. From Lee: Residents of Bridgeport who are property owners are clamoring for economic development independent of housing that will remove from them the primary responsibility for paying City property […]

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The Pro And Con Of City Life, Filardi Bikes Out Of Bridgeport

September 25th, 2014 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment

Con Filardi could not believe what he stumbled upon 15 years ago when the attorney looked for a waterfront home, as he described in this 2002 New York Times article. Bridgeport, more specifically the breathtaking views of St. Mary’s-by-the-Sea, became his home. No more. Once active in many things Bridgeport, Filardi moved out of the […]

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New Community Group To Host First Forum For 2015 Mayoral Election

September 22nd, 2014 · 29 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Library, News and Events

A new “grass roots coalition” calling itself Join The Movement will host a “change for Bridgeport” forum on Tuesday, 6 p.m. at the North Branch Library, 3455 Madison Avenue. The group is “urging their fellow citizens to get involved in their city.” Bridgeport Banner editor Rob Sullivan and community fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee described […]

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Is The Connecticut Post Part Of “The Oppressive Machinery?” If You Haitz Newspaper Coverage, Call Henry

September 18th, 2014 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Media, News and Events

Journalism in general, and print media specifically, ain’t what it used to be. How in creation does the daily newspaper covering the state’s largest city slot just one full-time scribe to City Hall? Well, we’re spread thin they’ll say, we have this and that and this and that and with cutbacks from corporate suits, it’s […]

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General Lee Cautions City Council On Hurricane (Spending) Season

September 16th, 2014 · 2 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

Citizen budget hawk John Marshall Lee issues a storm warning to the City Council in his latest address to the budget-making body Monday night. We are in the hurricane season where the storms roar up the Atlantic Coast. Combined days of rain, with high tides and wind-borne waves can damage low-lying properties and harm residents […]

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Lee Issues Titanic Warning To City Council, ‘Rearranging Deck Chairs’

September 3rd, 2014 · 17 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

Fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee, in his latest address Tuesday night to the city’s budget and legislative body, asserts “Your current work, including tonight’s B&A recommendation for another standing item, is merely rearranging deck chairs on the Bridgeport version of the Titanic!” Lee’s City Council address:

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Save Trees, Mayor Receives Financial Reporting Suggestions

August 19th, 2014 · 7 Comments · City Budget, City Council

City fiscal observers John Marshall Lee and Phil Smith, in a letter to Mayor Bill Finch, offer suggestions for streamlining financial reports so “The Council and public can better see what is happening by reading notes and observing variances in a format that will allow them to monitor the report monthly as their Agenda declares. […]

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