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Entries Tagged as 'Melanie Jackson'

City Council Unanimously Approves No-Tax-Increase Budget

May 9th, 2017 · 28 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

In a nearly empty chambers, the 20-member City Council Monday night unanimously approved a nearly $542 million budget that reflected the modest budget committee changes to Mayor Joe Ganim’s spending plan that calls for no tax increase for the fiscal year starting July 1.

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Intense Town Committee Primary Looms, Pereira Leads Slate Against City Council Incumbents In Upper East Side

January 18th, 2016 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics

If you enjoy ferocity in campaign battles, check out the Democratic Town Committee war for control of the Upper East Side. Dem voters in the 138th District could have 27 candidates from which to choose. Three slates, one organized by Board of Education member Maria Pereira, another that includes City Council members Anthony Paoletto and […]

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Driving Miss Daisy Or Fiscal Crazy?

October 14th, 2015 · 17 Comments · City Budget, City Council, City Politics

Love him or not, perhaps somewhere in the middle, citizen fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee, also a petitioning candidate for City Council, keeps on barking in the cause of members of the budget and legislative body eating OATs–open, accountable and transparent–splashed with fiscal fluency. He shares his latest commentary after attending the latest Budget and […]

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The Candidates For November

October 6th, 2015 · 12 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Later this week, the official ballot lineup will be set for the November 3 general election, four weeks from today. The following candidates will appear, not necessarily in this order.

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Countdown To Mayoral Primary

September 14th, 2015 · 4 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Two days left until 40,000 eligible Democrats head to the polls to choose Bill Finch, Joe Ganim or Mary-Jane Foster for mayor as well as candidates for city clerk, town clerk, school board, sheriff and City Council. The ballot pictured, featuring citywide candidates, is for districts without primaries for City Council. In districts that have […]

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Get To Know Primary Ballot

August 25th, 2015 · 5 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

The September 16 Democratic primary ballot is set. The ballot pictured, featuring citywide candidates, is for districts without primaries for City Council. In districts that have City Council primaries, 130, 131, 132, 137 and 138, the candidates appear last on the ballot following city sheriffs.

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Primary Lineup Complete, Absentee Ballots Ready This Week

August 24th, 2015 · 36 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

UPDATE: Three names will appear on the September 16 Democratic primary ballot for mayor: Bill Finch, Joe Ganim and Mary-Jane Foster. School board member Howard Gardner and Charlie Coviello failed to petition onto the ballot. Mayoral candidates will have ballot company from citywide candidates as well as City Council candidates in several districts. Absentee ballots will […]

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Two Council Candidates Miss Petition Deadline, Count For Mayoral Hopefuls Continues

August 13th, 2015 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

As elections officials continue the signature counting process to determine Democratic challengers for the September 16 primary, two would-be candidates for City Council, Leticia Colon and Ty Bird, will not be among them. They walked in with their petition sheets after Wednesday’s 4 p.m. deadline. As a result they will not be on the ballot.

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