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Entries Tagged as 'John Marshall Lee'

Worthy Of The Call? A Thanksgiving Message

November 23rd, 2016 · 1 Comment · News and Events

This is a bit of an unconventional Thanksgiving message, but dogged government watchdog John Marshall Lee raises a number of questions worth considering in this narrative about the role of citizens in the city. I am personally most thankful for the privilege and blessings that are part of living in the United States for over […]

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Away, But Still In Touch Fiscally

November 8th, 2016 · No Comments · City Budget, Education, Law Enforcement

Citizen fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee could not attend the speaking portion of the City Council meeting Monday night where he is a regular voice. But he does not disappoint, writing to council members “since I am used to a routine of reviewing the Monthly Financial Report, released most recently on October 25, 2016, and […]

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Budget-stressed City Seeks Financial Guidance

October 29th, 2016 · 97 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Library, News and Events

Mayor Joe Ganim is implementing a suggestion by State Rep. Steve Stafstrom to create a financial task force to serve as an adviser for long-term fiscal stability.

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Searching For City Council Heroes

October 18th, 2016 · 12 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Education, News and Events

Citizen fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee Monday night addressed the City Council asking “Will you provide your constituents with one or two explanations why you hesitated to help those Kindergarten students and forced them to a lesser place in the education line at the beginning of their career journey?” From Lee: What would you call […]

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Who’s Speaking For The Kids?

October 3rd, 2016 · 11 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Education, News and Events

One month into the new school year, citizen fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee addressed the city council Monday night asserting a call to action, “Where is the march, the walk or the protest in this community that says young lives matter?” I am present tonight with only one red boot. The BS boot in RED […]

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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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