Citizen fiscal scrutineer John Marshall Lee has arguably attended more City Council budget committee meetings than some of its members. He chronicles the attendance records of budget committee members, including the lack of a quorum on Monday. From Lee: There is only one body in Bridgeport that is charged with looking after taxpayer dollars. It […]
Entries Tagged as 'Lydia Martinez'
November 11th, 2014 · 3 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events
September 29th, 2014 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
This question will appear on the November ballot: “Shall the Constitution of the State be amended to remove restrictions concerning absentee ballots and to permit a person to vote without appearing at a polling place on the day of an election?”
July 25th, 2014 · 38 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics
Is there a book in the Bridgeport Public Library to school City Librarian Scott Hughes in the craft of absentee ballots? Quick Scott, take that book out. On Wednesday stretched-thin workers in the Town Clerk’s Office mailed out roughly 850 absentee ballots. And, with less than three weeks until the August 12 Democratic primary, they’re […]
June 16th, 2014 · 2 Comments · City Council, Law Enforcement, News and Events
From Public Safety spokesman Bill Kaempffer: Police Capt. Robert Gearing hasn’t sought accolades while spending countless hours working to make the city’s East Side and East End a safe and stable place for its residents, visitors and business people.
June 2nd, 2014 · 6 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events
The official setting of the tax rate, a tax incentive proposed for Downtown development and $75,000 settlement of a lawsuit brought by the former Health Director Marian Evans highlight agenda items for the City Council meeting Monday (tonight) at 7 p.m. in City Hall, 45 Lyon Terrace. The council, as a formality, will set the […]
Finch Signs Land Document To Developer Of Steel Point For Bass Pro Construction, $1.2 Million For City
April 26th, 2014 · 35 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events
UPDATE: Mayor Bill Finch has signed the property transfer documents over to the RCI Group, developer of Steelpointe Harbor, that now controls 12 acres on Stratford Avenue slated for construction of the Bass Pro Shops and other potential retail establishments. In return the city has received a $1,222,400 payment from the developer, according to mayoral […]
April 23rd, 2014 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events
By a 3-2 vote, the City Council’s Ordinance Committee on Tuesday plucked Mayor Bill Finch’s proposal to permit and regulate the raising of up to six chickens. Council members Lydia Martinez and Rick Torres (who says Rick’s too chicken to vote with the mayor?) voted in support of the ordinance. In general, ordinances defeated in […]