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Ganim Urges FOI Commission To Order Release Of Property Information–Foster: Ganim Mr. Hypocrisy

August 20th, 2015 · 70 Comments · City Budget, City Politics, News and Events

Calling the delay to implement property revaluation a “scripted shell game solely designed to keep Bridgeport voters in the dark,” former Mayor Joe Ganim is asking the state Freedom of Information Commission to order the disclosure of property assessment information for the October 1, 2013 grand list of taxable property. Mary-Jane Foster, challenging Ganim and […]

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More Ganim Chutzpah, Lectures Finch On FOI Act, Accuses Stall Tactics Before The Fact

August 11th, 2015 · 42 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

In a chuckle effect letter to Mayor Bill Finch, former Mayor Joe Ganim seeks information from the delayed revaluation of city property, lecturing hizzoner “You see Mayor Finch, the Freedom of Information act is the law that allows citizens to see the information upon which their government officials make decisions, allowing them to gage [sic] […]

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City Attorney Anastasi Tells Torres To File An FOI Request, Swain Says Opinion ‘Severe Roadblock’

June 25th, 2015 · 22 Comments · City Council, News and Events

Leave it to Bridgeport’s verbose City Attorney Mark Anastasi to save the best for last. In his nearly 18 months on the City Council, Republican Rick Torres, also a mayoral candidate, has railed about the lack of city information flow to the budget and legislative body. In a legal opinion regarding a resolution for departmental […]

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Government Reform Bill Dies In State House, Killed By Union Leadership

June 4th, 2015 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, State Politics

The bizarre ending to the General Assembly left some legislative casualties such as the Bridgeport government reform bill, Governor Dan Malloy’s Second Chance initiative and body cameras required for municipal police officers. Looks like the legislature is headed for a special session to address the latter two issues. The reform bill must wait until next […]

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Bridgeport Conflict-Of-Interest Measure Passes Senate, Awaits Uncertainty In House

May 28th, 2015 · 67 Comments · City Council, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Led by freshman State Senator Marilyn Moore who promised to make it a priority on the campaign trail, the State Senate early Thursday morning unanimously approved legislation that would enforce the Bridgeport City Charter prohibiting city employees from serving on the City Council. The proposed legislation now goes to the State House where it faces […]

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Political Profiteers Prevail, Government Reform Bill Dies In Legislative Committee

March 27th, 2015 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events, State Politics

Eastern Connecticut State Senator Cathy Osten promised to kill a government reform bill on behalf of her union cronies and so far she has prevailed. The General Assembly’s Planning and Development Committee did not meet the deadline to vote on conflict-of-interest legislation to enforce the Bridgeport City Charter prohibiting city employee councilors. As a result […]

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Violating The City Charter, McCarthy Puts Finch In Political Predicament

March 19th, 2015 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics

City Council President Tom McCarthy has placed Mayor Bill Finch in a pickle. McCarthy serves at the pleasure of the mayor as deputy director of Labor Relations while filling the dual role as head of the city’s budget and legislative body in defiance of the City Charter. How can Finch take the high road asserting […]

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Walsh FOI Trolls Information Among Bill Killers Of Government Reform

March 13th, 2015 · 15 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

How deep do tentacles run to kill a government reform bill? That’s what former City Councilman Bob “Troll” Walsh wants to know in a freedom of information request to City Attorney Mark Anastasi whose dubious legal opinion allows city employees to serve on the City Council in defiance of the voter-approved City Charter.

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