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What’s Ganim’s Grade On Government Reform His First Year Back?

December 1st, 2016 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics

During the 2015 comeback campaign Joe Ganim rolled on a deodorant to mask a past that had forced him from office in 2003: public support from the retired FBI agent Ed Adams who investigated him and vigorous backing from members of the police union. Testimonials from the former fed and active city police officers presented a tonic […]

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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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Promoting Transparency, Ganim Unveils Financial Website, Lembo: Public Can Dive Into Data

November 3rd, 2016 · 29 Comments · City Budget, News and Events

Piggybacking a state online financial portal, Mayor Joe Ganim on Thursday introduced Open Budget that provides insight into city financial information including revenues and expenditures and payments to outside vendors, what Ganim describes as fulfilling a campaign promise for more government transparency. State Comptroller Kevin Lembo joined Ganim declaring Bridgeport the first community in the state […]

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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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City Financial Position Improves, But Questions Linger

October 11th, 2016 · 4 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: The city has eliminated most of the $20 million budget deficit, if not the entire thing.

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City Council To Vote On Labor Concession Deal

August 14th, 2016 · 11 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

A special meeting of the City Council will take place Monday at 6 p.m. in City Hall to  vote on two Contract Committee reports regarding labor concession agreements with the National Association of Government Employees and the Bridgeport City Supervisor’s Association.

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Stafstrom Calls On Mayor To Form Commission To Examine City’s Long-term Debt

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 […]

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