Former journalist Michael Giannotti volunteered for Mayor Joe Ganim’s 2015 comeback campaign, accepted a city position as public safety spokesperson at $63,500, then left abruptly after a few weeks as his relationship with Ganim unraveled. Now a Ganim critic, Giannotti says he’s pondering a run for City Council in the 130th District that includes Black […]
Entries Tagged as 'Katie Bukovsky'
February 28th, 2017 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events
January 14th, 2017 · 13 Comments · City Council, News and Events
The agenda for Tuesday’s City Council meeting includes a resolution presented by three council members for a “proposed request regarding Residency Reporting for all Municipal Elected Officials, as well as Board and Commission Members.” The measure will be referred to the Ordinance Committee.
December 28th, 2016 · 63 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Education
Who says the off-cycle 2017 election season will be a yawner? We posed this question four years ago–the last municipal off-season campaign year–and it was a screamer. All endorsed Democrats for City Council and Board of Education were flamed in primaries, part of it electors’ disgust for the political establishment. What’s on tap come new […]
July 21st, 2016 · 42 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
City Council President Tom McCarthy has issued his first mail piece in his quest to defeat freshman State Senator Marilyn Moore in an August 9 Democratic primary, highlighting his public service and building coalitions to bring people together.
July 20th, 2016 · 82 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events
A Black Rock community forum took place Tuesday night featuring City Council members Kate Bukovsky and Scott Burns hearing additional calls for a state oversight board to monitor city finances. The meeting was attended by State Rep. Steve Stafstrom and City Finance Director Ken Flatto. The video above was posted on the YouTube channel of […]
July 6th, 2016 · 107 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, News and Events
Update, includes video: More than 400 vexed taxpayers, most from the higher assessed Black Rock neighborhood, vented on Mayor Joe Ganim in a jammed City Council chambers Tuesday night about their tax bills in a revaluation year. And he let them spew in a noisy night punctuated by booing, hissing and chanting and calls for […]
City Council Sets Mil Rate, Ganim Signs Budget, Claims Lower Tax Burden, Walker: Disease Has Not Been Treated
May 27th, 2016 · 59 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, Education, News and Events
UPDATE: Mayor Joe Ganim announced on Friday he has signed a $552 million budget approved by the City Council that sets a mil rate at 54.37 for real estate and personal property and includes a motor vehicle mil rate at 37 per a state-mandated cap. Ganim asserts, despite the rate increase from the current year […]
March 1st, 2016 · 31 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Law Enforcement, News and Events
Several irritated City Council members Monday night including President Tom McCarthy groused through the proposed three-year contract with Joe Gaudett in which he will resign as chief and become a consultant in the Emergency Operations Center, a move that now allows Mayor Joe Ganim to appoint ally Captain A.J. Perez as acting police leader likely […]