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Entries Tagged as 'Mark Anastasi'

Who’s More Disingenuous In The Battle For Government Reform, Ganim Or McCarthy? Is Ed Adams Window Dressing?

March 24th, 2016 · 39 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, State Politics

Joe Ganim’s first pass at his so-called watchdog office of Government Accountability is about as flaccid as the city’s Ethics Commission that has done nothing to monitor the conduct of public and elected officials in the past decade. Ganim, trying to live up to a campaign pledge assuaging concerns about his 2003 conviction on corruption […]

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Union Contract Sparks Court Battle

March 9th, 2016 · 1 Comment · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

The legal fight over a scuttled union contract is playing out in Superior Court with charges and counter charges between City Council President Tom McCarthy and Deputy City Attorney John Bohannon. More on this from the CT Post: But there is some speculation among union members that his departure has to do with serious allegations […]

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City Council President Tom McCarthy’s Shackle-Free Independence

March 2nd, 2016 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Law Enforcement

For his first eight years as City Council president while on the public payroll reporting to Mayor Bill Finch, Tom McCarthy never challenged his boss from his perch as head of the legislative branch. Last week, McCarthy spent his last official payday as deputy director of Labor Relations courtesy of a Joe Ganim-engineered severance package […]

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In Testy Vote City Council Approves Gaudett Consulting Contract, Perez To Become Acting Chief

March 1st, 2016 · 31 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Several irritated City Council members Monday night including President Tom McCarthy groused through the proposed three-year contract with Joe Gaudett in which he will resign as chief and become a consultant in the Emergency Operations Center, a move that now allows Mayor Joe Ganim to appoint ally Captain A.J. Perez as acting police leader likely […]

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City Council Approves McCarthy’s Severance Deal, No Public Discussion

February 2nd, 2016 · 24 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

The ground hog calls for an early spring. How about the Bridgeport City Council demanding the sunlight of scrutiny in public? Following an executive session behind closed doors, the City Council Monday night approved a severance package for City Council President Tom McCarthy in his role as deputy director of Labor Relations that sources say […]

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City Council Expected To Approve McCarthy’s Severance Agreement Under ‘Consent Calendar’ Cover

January 30th, 2016 · 43 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

It’s one simple sentence on the City Council agenda for Monday night “Miscellaneous Matters Committee Report re: Settlement of Legal Claim with Thomas C. McCarthy” but getting there was no simple resolution. The city’s legislative body is expected to provide final approval to an employment severance package for its leader who also served as deputy director […]

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Council Committee Approves McCarthy’s Severance Package

January 26th, 2016 · 35 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

City Council President Tom McCarthy’s employment exit with the city as deputy director of Labor Relations received a boost Monday night when his peers on the Miscellaneous Matters Committee voted to approve a severance package that sources say is roughly $35,000 with 18 months of health benefits. The full City Council could vote on the […]

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McCarthy And City Reach Severance Agreement, Needs City Council Approval

January 20th, 2016 · 46 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

UPDATE: Negotiators for the city and the lawyer representing City Council President Tom McCarthy have reached a tentative agreement on an exit package for his employment as deputy director of Labor Relations. In another OIB moment, the agreement requires City Council approval. See agenda of Miscellaneous Matters Committee here.

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