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Entries Tagged as 'John Marshall Lee'

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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Spending Taxpayer Money On Nonprofits–Legit Or Buying Votes?

May 5th, 2014 · 12 Comments · City Budget, City Council

City budget hound John Marshall Lee says it’s easy to be generous with other people’s money. He charges, in remarks made to the City Council Monday night, council members donations to nonprofits are “outrageous and illegal. What will you do about it?” Council President McCarthy, members of the Council, respected citizens and taxpayers. Were I […]

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The Quest For A Real Finance Board

April 24th, 2014 · 6 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

The City Council’s Budget and Appropriations Committee Thursday night conducted a public hearing on Mayor Bill Finch’s proposed spending plan. The city’s legislative body also functions as the budget authority. Citizen fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee advanced his public hearing remarks to OIB. Last year I heard Council President Tom McCarthy in words similar to […]

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