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Grand Question For Grand List: What’s The Number?

August 26th, 2015 · 4 Comments · City Budget, City Council, City Politics

City fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee, a candidate for City Council in the 130th District covering Black Rock and a portion of the West End, shares this commentary questioning the value of the city’s grand list of taxable property. From Lee: Who is more important to the future of the City of Bridgeport, bond investors […]

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Get To Know Primary Ballot

August 25th, 2015 · 5 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

The September 16 Democratic primary ballot is set. The ballot pictured, featuring citywide candidates, is for districts without primaries for City Council. In districts that have City Council primaries, 130, 131, 132, 137 and 138, the candidates appear last on the ballot following city sheriffs.

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Primary Lineup Complete, Absentee Ballots Ready This Week

August 24th, 2015 · 36 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

UPDATE: Three names will appear on the September 16 Democratic primary ballot for mayor: Bill Finch, Joe Ganim and Mary-Jane Foster. School board member Howard Gardner and Charlie Coviello failed to petition onto the ballot. Mayoral candidates will have ballot company from citywide candidates as well as City Council candidates in several districts.  Absentee ballots […]

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City Council Match-ups For Democratic Primary Taking Shape

August 11th, 2015 · 11 Comments · City Council, City Politics

Wednesday at 4 p.m. is the deadline for petitioning candidates to submit signatures to the Registrar’s Office to qualify for the September 16 Democratic primary. Joe Ganim has qualified to challenge party-endorsed incumbent Bill Finch for mayor. Mary-Jane Foster, Howard Gardner and Charlie Coviello are awaiting word if they have secured the roughly 1900 certified […]

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General Lee: What About Taxpayer Money?

August 10th, 2015 · 14 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

City fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee, pounding the pavement as a Democratic City Council candidate in the 130th District that covers Black Rock and a portion of the West End, wonders why there’s so little chatter about city finances? From Lee: Election year excitement abounds. Public safety issues cause fear in some parts of the […]

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Torres On Ballot For Mayor And City Council

July 31st, 2015 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics

Republican mayoral candidate Enrique Torres is betting if he fails to prevail his third time for the city’s top post, reclaiming his City Council seat will be his backup in the November general election. Republicans have endorsed him for mayor as well as City Council in the 130th District. Torres is the sole Republican on […]

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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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