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Endorsed City Council Candidates Could Have Company

July 22nd, 2015 · 26 Comments · City Council, City Politics, News and Events

Challengers to Democratic-endorsed candidates for City Council have begun the petitioning process for the September 16 primary. They will need certified signatures from five percent of registered Dems in their respective districts to qualify for the ballot.

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What Makes A Quality City Council Member? No Conflicts

June 23rd, 2015 · 6 Comments · City Council, City Politics, News and Events

City fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee, a candidate for City Council, examines the skills required to be an effective leader. One of them is to avoid conflicts of interest. From Lee: This week I asked ten Bridgeport women and men to describe the qualities they looked for in electing the City Council. Many words were […]

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The Watchdog Campaign, Lee Thanks Feckless City Council For Inspiring His Candidacy

June 16th, 2015 · 22 Comments · City Council, City Politics, News and Events

For the better part of five years citizen fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee has addressed the City Council during the public speaking portion of meetings barking questions regarding a reservoir of financial issues with generally few satisfactory answers. Lee’s been such a fixture that he’s decided to run for a council seat in Black Rock […]

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Lee: Bridgeport Needs Watchdogs

June 2nd, 2015 · 2 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

When citizen fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee barks, do City Council members listen? Certainly not to Lee’s satisfaction, according to his latest talking points Monday night to the legislative body. Would some council members like to muzzle him? Lee himself is weighing a run for City Council. Do you remember hearing statements that start with […]

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Lee: Where’s The Trend Line On Job Creation?

May 27th, 2015 · 3 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Development and Zoning

Citizen fiscal scrutineer John Marshall Lee raises a series of questions about job creation in the city. Lee commentary: What’s worrying City residents at this time? Taxes? Education? Jobs?

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Winds Of Change On City Council?

May 21st, 2015 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics

There’s Bill Finch, Joe Ganim and Mary-Jane Foster, Howard Gardner and Charlie Coviello too running for mayor on the Democratic side. Enrique Torres is a Republican mayoral candidate. Okay, what about the City Council?

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City Hall And OATS, General Lee Tells Council To Be Budget Maneaters

May 19th, 2015 · 6 Comments · City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Education, Firefighters, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Citizen fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee often encourages City Council members to eat their OATs–open, accountable, transparent–while reviewing the city budget. In his latest address to the council Monday night, Lee suggests they coulda cut the budget they approved recently. From Lee: The budget for the 2015-16 that the Mayor presented to you in a […]

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City Council Rejects Tax Break, Plus: Lee On Budget: ‘Half Truths Of Padding, Ghost Employees And Half Stories’

May 5th, 2015 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, Firefighters, Law Enforcement

Update: votes against. In a rare vote against Mayor Bill Finch Monday night the City Council torpedoed a proposed tax break for a developer. Prior to the council meeting citizen fiscal observer John Marshall Lee, considering a run for City Council, addressed the legislative and budget body as a whole Monday night, “the last chance […]

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