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Entries Tagged as 'John Marshall Lee'

Should City Council Stipends Be Spent On Charities?

April 14th, 2014 · 25 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

Each of the 20 members of the City Council can access a $9,000 annual stipend presumably to be used in accordance with their duties as members of the budget-making and legislative body. Citizen fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee, although a proponent of charitable organizations, writes city councilors are misusing taxpayer money on behalf of needy […]

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Watchdog To City Council: Taxpayers Are Underdogs, Stop The Waste

April 8th, 2014 · 9 Comments · City Budget, City Council

Citizen budget watchdog John Marshall Lee in his address to the City Council Monday night urged councilors to cut, cut, cut waste, starting with their stipends. His comments follow: Tonight is a special night. The UCONN Huskies an underdog at many points this season has fought its way to the NCAA finals. I will be […]

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City Financial Watchdog: Is Tail Wagging The Dog?

March 20th, 2014 · 8 Comments · City Budget, City Council

As city bean counters place the final touches on the spending plan that will be submitted to the City Council the first week of April, citizen budget watchdog John Marshall Lee provides a primer on the budget process in his Tuesday night address to the city’s budget-approval body. From General Lee: Within two weeks Mayor […]

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Attention Fiscal Watchdogs! Comptroller Kevin Lembo Opens Follow-The-Money Site

March 10th, 2014 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

It’s your money, says State Comptroller Kevin Lembo, you have the right to know where it’s being spent. Lembo has launched a new financial research portal Open Connecticut that follows the comings and goings of taxpayer dollars through “transparency” categories. There’s even a Follow The Money page to track compensation and benefits of state employees as well […]

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General Lee Urges Watchdogs To View Financial Lens

March 6th, 2014 · 13 Comments · City Budget, City Council

One month away from Mayor Bill Finch submitting his budget proposal to the City Council, city financial guardian John Marshall Lee implored the city’s budget authority to focus on the financials. His Monday address to the council: Council President McCarthy, Council persons, interested member of the Bridgeport community. For the past two Council sessions I […]

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General Lee Urges Council To Ask More Questions

February 19th, 2014 · 4 Comments · City Budget, City Council

City fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee addressed the City Council Tuesday night, encouraging the city’s legislative and fiscal body to be more assertive in the city’s budgetary process. His commentary follows:

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General Lee Navigates City Finance Forest

February 5th, 2014 · 5 Comments · City Budget, City Council

Fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee addressed the Bridgeport City Council Monday night questioning city auditing procedures. His comments follow: First I wish to note a very special document. It is a monthly financial report for the month of June 2013. It is marked final. That means that it is issued based on audited records. This […]

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