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Entries Tagged as 'John Marshall Lee'

Show Me The Money???!!!

September 25th, 2016 · 22 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Education, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Financial watchdog John Marshal Lee reports on the Community March in Solidarity With Our Police Department held Saturday, and questions the absence of support for education. SHOW ME THE MONEY???!!! This afternoon a “Community March in Solidarity With Our Police Department” walked a few blocks from New Hope Missionary Baptist Church at 100 Park Ave. […]

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Lee To Council: Use The Unanticipated State Money To Reinstate The Laid-off Kindergarten Paraprofessionals

September 22nd, 2016 · 40 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Education

Tuesday night citizen fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee asked the City Council to allocate the recent unanticipated and therefore not yet budgeted State Municipal Revenue Sharing to the BOE to reinstate the laid-off paraprofessionals. “… think instead of a five-year-old girl or boy standing here in their third week of school in Bridgeport without the […]

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An Ode To Joe, Promises From The Campaign Trail

September 21st, 2016 · 6 Comments · City Budget, City Politics

Citizen budget watchdog John Marshall Lee keeps score of Joe Ganim’s promises in this ode to Joe. There are many in Bridgeport who today insist Mayor “Trust-me Joe” oft said things, now subsequently missed. Not pointing to a Billion-plus lost from the taxable Grand List But rather, campaign promises made. Joe just couldn’t resist.

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Andato A Pescare (Gone Fishing)

September 17th, 2016 · 6 Comments · City Politics

Well, not fishing exactly, but some time away (no. not fitted for a straight jacket, they haven’t found one the right size) but visiting the Grimaldi principality (not storming the palace but maybe knock on the door) in Monte Carlo and then off to bella Italia.

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General Lee Issues Ganim Report Card To City Council

September 7th, 2016 · 22 Comments · City Council, News and Events

Tuesday night citizen fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee told the City Council “September marks the 9th month of Joe Ganim’s “second chance” Mayordom. Nine months in human terms might suggest a healthy delivery, but with Mayoral terms we need a change of perspective.”

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Will Large Crowds Continue At City Council Meetings?

September 5th, 2016 · 50 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

The last two full monthly meetings of the City Council were packed courtesy of noisy homeowners, predominantly from Black Rock, West Side and North End, cranky about their July 1 tax bills. Affiliates of Citizens Working For A Better Bridgeport helped drive the turnout. They’re trying to keep up the heat asserting in a Facebook post “No, Mayor […]

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Watchdogs & Whistleblowers Welcome

August 23rd, 2016 · 13 Comments · City Budget, News and Events

It’s time to bark in the burg. Led by citizen financial watchdog John Marshall Lee, a forum for discussion, ideas and “barking points” has been launched at Watchdogs Bridgeport, a showcase for city issues. Lee says all fiscal hounds are welcome.

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Democratic Town Committee Rulebook On Mario’s Menu? Let’s Eat

August 19th, 2016 · 55 Comments · City Politics

Citizen fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee wants to digest the rules of the Democratic Town Committee, led by restaurateur Mario Testa whose Madison Avenue restaurant is the mother ship of city politics. When it comes to politics Lee is no friend of martial law. He’s a proponent of putting everything on the table including the rules […]

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