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Entries Tagged as 'Lydia Martinez'

Crane Sighting, Steelpointe Harbor Goes Vertical On East Side. Does Bass Pro Oversell Economic Impact?

December 14th, 2014 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

UPDATE: Includes link to Hugh Bailey article. Redevelopment of a troubled area of the East Side has been more than 30 years in the making and the project still has its share of cynics, but something happened on Thursday that never occurred before: vertical construction.

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What Will Queenie Do? What Will Alma Do? Political Positioning For 2015

December 10th, 2014 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics

Ooh, it was such a juicy rumor for the scandal sheet business, we couldn’t let this one go without fanning the flames. City Councilwoman Lydia Martinez, the city’s queen of absentee ballots, wants to lead the Town Clerk’s Office that oversees absentee ballots.

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Knock, Knock, Budget Committee, Anyone Home?

November 11th, 2014 · 3 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

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 […]

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Paging Absentee Ballot Scammers, Election Question Offers Early Voting

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?”

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Andres Ayala’s Mountain Of Absentee Ballots

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 […]

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Mayor, City Council Honor Police Captain Robert Gearing

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.

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City Council To Set Tax Rate

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 […]

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