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Entries Tagged as 'John Marshall Lee'

Searching For City Council Heroes

October 18th, 2016 · 12 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Education, News and Events

Citizen fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee Monday night addressed the City Council asking “Will you provide your constituents with one or two explanations why you hesitated to help those Kindergarten students and forced them to a lesser place in the education line at the beginning of their career journey?” From Lee: What would you call […]

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Who’s Speaking For The Kids?

October 3rd, 2016 · 11 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Education, News and Events

One month into the new school year, citizen fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee addressed the city council Monday night asserting a call to action, “Where is the march, the walk or the protest in this community that says young lives matter?” I am present tonight with only one red boot. The BS boot in RED […]

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Show Me The Money???!!!

September 25th, 2016 · 22 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Education, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Financial watchdog John Marshal Lee reports on the Community March in Solidarity With Our Police Department held Saturday, and questions the absence of support for education. SHOW ME THE MONEY???!!! This afternoon a “Community March in Solidarity With Our Police Department” walked a few blocks from New Hope Missionary Baptist Church at 100 Park Ave. […]

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Lee To Council: Use The Unanticipated State Money To Reinstate The Laid-off Kindergarten Paraprofessionals

September 22nd, 2016 · 40 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Education

Tuesday night citizen fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee asked the City Council to allocate the recent unanticipated and therefore not yet budgeted State Municipal Revenue Sharing to the BOE to reinstate the laid-off paraprofessionals. “… think instead of a five-year-old girl or boy standing here in their third week of school in Bridgeport without the […]

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An Ode To Joe, Promises From The Campaign Trail

September 21st, 2016 · 6 Comments · City Budget, City Politics

Citizen budget watchdog John Marshall Lee keeps score of Joe Ganim’s promises in this ode to Joe. There are many in Bridgeport who today insist Mayor “Trust-me Joe” oft said things, now subsequently missed. Not pointing to a Billion-plus lost from the taxable Grand List But rather, campaign promises made. Joe just couldn’t resist.

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Andato A Pescare (Gone Fishing)

September 17th, 2016 · 6 Comments · City Politics

Well, not fishing exactly, but some time away (no. not fitted for a straight jacket, they haven’t found one the right size) but visiting the Grimaldi principality (not storming the palace but maybe knock on the door) in Monte Carlo and then off to bella Italia.

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General Lee Issues Ganim Report Card To City Council

September 7th, 2016 · 22 Comments · City Council, News and Events

Tuesday night citizen fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee told the City Council “September marks the 9th month of Joe Ganim’s “second chance” Mayordom. Nine months in human terms might suggest a healthy delivery, but with Mayoral terms we need a change of perspective.”

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Will Large Crowds Continue At City Council Meetings?

September 5th, 2016 · 50 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

The last two full monthly meetings of the City Council were packed courtesy of noisy homeowners, predominantly from Black Rock, West Side and North End, cranky about their July 1 tax bills. Affiliates of Citizens Working For A Better Bridgeport helped drive the turnout. They’re trying to keep up the heat asserting in a Facebook post “No, Mayor […]

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