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Entries Tagged as 'John Marshall Lee'

For Flatto’s Department, An Achievement In Financial Reporting

October 11th, 2018 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, News and Events

It’s not exactly sexy work, and often dizzying crunching budget numbers trying to explain to community watchdogs and City Council members what the financial documents mean. Finance Director Ken Flatto’s department has been awarded, among other U.S. municipalities, the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association for the Comprehensive Annual […]

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The Nuances Of City Residency

September 27th, 2018 · 39 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Civil Service, News and Events

A city ordinance requires municipal officials both elected and serving on boards to file residency forms every January with the Town Clerk’s Office validating their home addresses. While some have complied, others have not and in at least one case there’s movement to consider removal of the chair of the Civil Service Commission whose residence […]

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Meanwhile, Moore Receives Kudos For WPCA Action

September 14th, 2018 · 9 Comments · City Politics, State Politics

Black Rocker around town John Marshall Lee shares this commentary about Marilyn Moore’s legislative oversight of the collection practices at the Water Pollution Control Authority. HISTORY: For several years complaints were raised from Bridgeport property owners about the collection efforts of the Bridgeport WPCA regarding outstanding unpaid sewer bills with fees. If they were not […]

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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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