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Entries Tagged as 'John Marshall Lee'

A New Year, A New Set Of Questions For City Council

January 7th, 2015 · 8 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

City fiscal observer John Marshall Lee, in his latest address to the City Council Monday night, offers a series of questions concerning the expenditure of taxpayer dollars. From Lee: A CT Post reporter recently indicated that an important issue facing you this evening will be about the renaming of streets, the need for such coming […]

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Lee: City Council Representation Of Taxpayers Laughable

December 6th, 2014 · 3 Comments · City Council, News and Events

In his latest commentary, city fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee claims the City Council needs lots of coaching in financial matters and as a budget and legislative body is, well, laughable. Several years ago I had listened to mostly negative comments about the way governmental things run in Bridgeport and decided to educate myself on […]

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When The Dog Barks, Does The City Council Listen?

November 18th, 2014 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council

One thing about fiscal hound John Marshall Lee, he’s as dogged as they come trying to reach the 20-member City Council that approves the city budget and ordinances, among other matters. In his latest address to the councilors Monday night, Lee reminds them they are halfway through this term with an election on the horizon […]

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Knock, Knock, Budget Committee, Anyone Home?

November 11th, 2014 · 3 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

Citizen fiscal scrutineer John Marshall Lee has arguably attended more City Council budget committee meetings than some of its members. He chronicles the attendance records of budget committee members, including the lack of a quorum on Monday. From Lee: There is only one body in Bridgeport that is charged with looking after taxpayer dollars. It […]

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The City Council’s Higher Standard

November 4th, 2014 · 1 Comment · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

Citizen fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee addressed the City Council Monday night, offering a question: “If you were giving yourself a report card today, what grade might you assign to your behavior and accomplishment?” From Lee: Tonight we meet on the eve of Election Day, of special importance to those running for State Office. Three […]

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Paging William Bendix, ‘What A Revolting Development This Is’

October 22nd, 2014 · 1 Comment · City Budget, City Council

In his latest address to the City Council Monday night that highlights the city’s legal battle over tax payments of the trash-to-energy plant run by Wheelabrator, citizen financial watchdog John Marshall Lee declares in a Life of Riley moment, ‘What a revolting development this is.” From Lee: Let’s consider the economics of Bridgeport and the […]

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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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