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Entries Tagged as 'John Marshall Lee'

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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Council Members Seek Budget Updates From City Departments

August 4th, 2014 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, News and Events

Citizen budget watchdog John Marshall Lee has addressed the City Council on numerous occasions urging review of timely financial reports. Is it possible they are finally hearing him?

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Let The Public Speak At Council Committee Meetings

July 15th, 2014 · 7 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

The City Council’s Economic and Community Development Committee will meet tonight (Tuesday) at 6 in the Wheeler Room, first floor of City Hall. Citizen fiscal analyst John Marchall Lee will attend in interest of several agenda items including Proposed Resolution authorizing a Tax Incentive Development Agreement for the New Construction of 56 Residential Units located […]

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Speaking Of Green, General Lee Highlights Financial Issues

July 8th, 2014 · 4 Comments · City Budget, City Council

City fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee addressed the City Council Monday night urging the mayor to “BE GREEN, Mayor Finch, in more things … especially the “green” $$$$.” Lee’s commentary follows: The City has many problems as you know. Financial issues loom large in almost everything that crosses your desk. The Charter and Ordinances as […]

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General Lee: City Council Whiffs On Checks And Balances

June 17th, 2014 · 2 Comments · City Council, News and Events

Citizen fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee addressed the City Council Monday night, illustrating sports as a metaphor for the legislative body’s role with the executive branch. Sport is important to Bridgeporters as participants, as viewers, as business, and as a source of positive inspiration. Sport can provide many lessons, or ‘take-aways,’ for those who pay […]

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General Lee To City Council: No Checks And Balances

June 3rd, 2014 · 2 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

Citizen fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee shares comments he made to the City Council Monday night: I believe most of you at some time or other in your career in school studied the structures, the processes and the way we govern ourselves municipally. Along the way I am willing to bet you heard the term: […]

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General Lee Barks ‘Troublesome’ Words For Council Members

May 20th, 2014 · 16 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

City stipends, debit cards, city ordinances … city fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee reminded City Council members Monday night about their responsibilities to taxpayers. His comments follow: Ordinance–Stipends are considered reimbursements for expenses incurred while pursuing your duties … The big picture as you approved budget items this year …

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