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Lopez Files FOI Complaint Against City, Charging Violations At City Council Meeting

May 5th, 2018 · 30 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

Retired Superior Court Judge Carmen Lopez on Friday filed a complaint with the Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission charging that a meeting on Tuesday by the City Council’s Budget & Appropriations Committee triggered a series of state violations stemming from an improperly noticed executive session for “pending litigation” that also “established a quorum of the […]

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A Report From The Trenches, WPCA Scrutiny Leads To Roar Of Reform

April 27th, 2018 · 23 Comments · City Council, News and Events

Sludge is a messy business in more ways than one. The Water Pollution Control Authority is charged with overseeing the city’s treatment and processing of waste water. Understanding the machinations of the agency’s collection process is also messy. Retired Superior Court Judge Carmen Lopez, who is providing pro bono guidance to a City Council committee […]

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In Fundraising Push, Ganim Campaign For Governor Raises More Than $500K

April 11th, 2018 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Mayor Joe Ganim’s campaign for governor has raised a total of $524,661 with $335,569 cash on hand, according to the latest finance report filed with the State Elections Enforcement Commission. See fundraising report here.

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Council Members Accused Of Anti-Semitism

February 27th, 2018 · 15 Comments · City Council, News and Events

From CT Post reporter Brian Lockhart: The municipal attorney who pursues delinquent sewer-use bills is taking on City Council members over inflammatory comments made about his being Jewish.

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“¡Ya Basta!” Clean Up Sewer Collection Mess At WPCA

February 7th, 2018 · 44 Comments · City Council, News and Events

UPDATE, related story here. Retired Superior Court Judge Carmen Lopez is providing guidance to the City Council’s Ordinance Committee that wants to reform collection practices of the Water Pollution Control Authority following constituent complaints. In this OIB commentary she writes “It is true that state law considers a sewer bill that goes unpaid for thirty […]

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Marcus Brown Presses Reforms In WPCA Collection Process

January 29th, 2018 · 56 Comments · City Council, News and Events

Kicking off Monday’s Ordinance Committee meeting, co-chair Marcus Brown delivered these remarks setting forth a process, including a public hearing, to address resident complaints about the collection practices of the Water Pollution Control Authority. BEFORE BEGINNING THIS MEETING, THE CHAIRS WISH TO MAKE A FEW OBSERVATIONS CONCERNING THIS COMMITTEE’S CONSIDERATION OF AMENDMENTS TO THE PORTION […]

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Eneida Martinez Speak–”Both Men Are Jews And Buddies And They Go To The Same Synagogue”

January 28th, 2018 · 78 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events

East End City Councilwoman Eneida Martinez is no shrinking violet. She is often unaccustomed to a verbal filter. As co-chair of the Ordinance Committee, she is one of several council members expressing frustration about the impact of the Water Pollution Control Authority’s collections process on her constituency. In her line of fire at the December […]

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Ethan Throws Book At WPCA Collections, Newton: Worse Than A Loan Shark

January 27th, 2018 · 10 Comments · City Council, News and Events

The City Attorney’s Office is verging on a collision course with some City Council members. The Ordinance Committee will conduct a special meeting Monday, 5 p.m. in the Wheeler Rooms of City Hall regarding the “Proposed resolution requesting the City Attorney’s Office to create an ordinance that requires the WPCA to implement a customer mediation program […]

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