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Entries Tagged as 'Mark Anastasi'

Freedom Of Information Raid–City Lawyers Lopezed For Illegal City Council Committee Meeting

October 4th, 2018 · 9 Comments · City Council, News and Events

A state hearing officer has ruled city lawyers directed an illegal executive session of the City Council’s Budget and Appropriations Committee whose members have been ordered to a training session on the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act following a May meeting that was challenged by retired Superior Court Judge Carmen Lopez after the […]

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The Nuances Of City Residency

September 27th, 2018 · 39 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Civil Service, News and Events

A city ordinance requires municipal officials both elected and serving on boards to file residency forms every January with the Town Clerk’s Office validating their home addresses. While some have complied, others have not and in at least one case there’s movement to consider removal of the chair of the Civil Service Commission whose residence […]

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“Let It Go?” Nope–State Discrimination Agency Did It For Him

August 21st, 2018 · 57 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events

Did he drop the matter? Or was his complaint alleging religious discrimination dropped by a state agency? Yes, the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities dismissed attorney Russell Liskov’s February complaint against City Council members, a decision that was uncovered by retired Superior Court Judge Carmen Lopez following a freedom of information request. “I was asked […]

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Mark It Up! Attorney Anastasi Retires And Returns With A Fatter Paycheck

August 2nd, 2018 · 52 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events

If you have value as a municipal lawyer, retire, collect your pension of more than $75,000 per year, and return to pad your paycheck $112,950 more as a paid outside attorney. Not a bad deal, eh? Mark Anastasi who served for more than two decades as chief of the City Attorney’s Office is the latest […]

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City Lawyer To Councilwoman Mom: Shush

July 24th, 2018 · 16 Comments · City Council, Law Enforcement, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: As a mother, City Councilwoman Karen Jackson’s instinct when her son was allegedly beaten and shocked with a Taser after fleeing the cops was to defend the 15-year-old. Now Jackson says that City Hall is trying to shut her up.

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No Parking Pleasure At Beach, Lopez To City Council: Stop Being Props For Ganim Photo-ops

July 3rd, 2018 · 33 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Retired Superior Court Judge Carmen Lopez has stepped up on several occasions to leverage her legal might to the cause of rectifying government snafus such as parking meters and wastewater collection practices. Now a neighborhood cry has started urging her guidance to preserve a lot for Pleasure Beach parking in the East End, including an […]

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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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