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Entries Tagged as 'John Marshall Lee'

C’Mon Man, How About My Van?

August 16th, 2018 · 8 Comments · City Council, Law Enforcement, News and Events

John Marshall Lee provides an update on Linda Lee’s towed van. A good day to see what Acting Chief AJ Perez has arranged for Ms. Linda Lee in order to recover her van towed as authorized by Police Department. (This was the Silver Ford Econoline Van that was registered, plates were on, taxes paid, and insurance […]

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From Fiscal Health To Physical Health

July 3rd, 2018 · 1 Comment · City Council, News and Events

Eschewing a presentation on fiscal health, citizen watchdog John Marshall Lee urged City Council members Monday night to become advocates for constituents suffering from respiratory illnesses. Last week an employee of a City Department asked me: “Where is your snow shovel?” What was he talking about? I brought this shovel on more than one occasion […]

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For The Love Of Money, Taxpayer Money

June 19th, 2018 · 6 Comments · City Budget, News and Events

In what was Tom McCarthy’s likely final City Council meeting, a constant presence for many of those years, fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee, barked out a series of questions to members of the legislative body during the public speaking portion of the evening, wondering if proper attention is spent on the expenditure of taxpayer dough.

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If Only They Could Print Money

June 6th, 2018 · 3 Comments · City Budget, City Council

In his Monday address to the City Council, citizen budget scrutineer John Marshall Lee highlighted taxpayer savings, including the city print shop, declaring “Perhaps we should outsource this City function and see if there is a savings of at least $150,000 to $200,000 ANNUALLY?”

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Debating A Municipal Review Board

May 22nd, 2018 · 3 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Education

Citizen fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee addressed the City Council Monday night raising questions about the benefits of a state authorized financial review board for the city. Last week your Budget and Appropriations Committee listened to Ben Barnes from the State share information about the Municipal Accountability Review Board (MARB) program available to eligible cities […]

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A Fiscal Watchdog For City Council?

May 8th, 2018 · 5 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

Shortly before the City Council voted to approve a budget to begin July 1, city fiscal scrutineer John Marshall Lee had several questions for the legislative body, including “how about hiring a full time fiscal watchdog reporting to Budget and Appropriations so that you may better exercise your important power in budget formation and oversight […]

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City Charter Conflict: When You Claim To Live Here, But Vote There

April 7th, 2018 · 14 Comments · Civil Service, News and Events

John Marshall Lee once again questions in a commentary the veracity of Civil Service Commission Chair Eleanor Guedes. “How does a Trumbull, CT registered voter claiming a residence of 48 Teller Road, Trumbull, vote in several recent years in Trumbull elections, while occupying a position as Chair of a Bridgeport Commission where it is indicated […]

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The Meaning Of Second Chances?

April 3rd, 2018 · 2 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Law Enforcement, News and Events

City fiscal scrutineer John Marshall Lee, in an address to the City Council Monday night, wonders if Mayor Joe Ganim has made the most out of a second chance opportunity. This morning we awakened to a late spring season snow storm. And by this evening most of the evidence from Mother Nature has disappeared courtesy […]

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