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Entries Tagged as 'John Marshall Lee'

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January 18th, 2017 · No Comments · City Budget, City Council, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Citizen fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee Tuesday night addressed the City Council with a focus on Police Department spending. From Lee: This is the second meeting of the year and the fourth of the session that began in December. One year ago information was leaking out of City Hall about the dire financial situation in […]

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City Council Resolution Calls For Residency Reporting For Elected Officials

January 14th, 2017 · 13 Comments · City Council, News and Events

The agenda for Tuesday’s City Council meeting includes a resolution presented by three council members for a “proposed request regarding Residency Reporting for all Municipal Elected Officials, as well as Board and Commission Members.” The measure will be referred to the Ordinance Committee.

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A City, A State, A Nation Face Financial Challenges

December 6th, 2016 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, News and Events

Nearly six months into the budget year, citizen financial scrutineer John Marshall Lee asked the City Council a series of questions to consider Monday night. Are they paying attention to the small and large print? From Lee: Ladies and Gentlemen of the Bridgeport City Council, I was absent from forum during the month of November. […]

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Worthy Of The Call? A Thanksgiving Message

November 23rd, 2016 · 1 Comment · News and Events

This is a bit of an unconventional Thanksgiving message, but dogged government watchdog John Marshall Lee raises a number of questions worth considering in this narrative about the role of citizens in the city. I am personally most thankful for the privilege and blessings that are part of living in the United States for over […]

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Away, But Still In Touch Fiscally

November 8th, 2016 · No Comments · City Budget, Education, Law Enforcement

Citizen fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee could not attend the speaking portion of the City Council meeting Monday night where he is a regular voice. But he does not disappoint, writing to council members “since I am used to a routine of reviewing the Monthly Financial Report, released most recently on October 25, 2016, and […]

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Budget-stressed City Seeks Financial Guidance

October 29th, 2016 · 97 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Library, News and Events

Mayor Joe Ganim is implementing a suggestion by State Rep. Steve Stafstrom to create a financial task force to serve as an adviser for long-term fiscal stability.

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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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