By unanimous vote, the Bridgeport City Council Monday night filled two Democratic vacancies on the budget and legislative body, both relatively new faces in city politics, Jose Casco to fill the 136th District East Side seat of Ricky DeJesus and Melanie Jackson to replace the 138th Upper East Side vacancy of veteran member Richard Paoletto.
Entries Tagged as 'Rich Paoletto'
March 3rd, 2015 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events
February 28th, 2015 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics
Political maneuvering is underway to fill the City Council seats of the recently resigned Richard Paoletto and Richard DeJesus. An addendum to the council agenda calls for the replacement of the vacated seats.
February 18th, 2015 · 17 Comments · City Council, News and Events
From Keila Torres Ocasio, CT Post: There was no mention of the months-long sexual harassment probe against Richard Paoletto. There was also no mention of the thousands in back taxes and child support owed by Richard DeJesus.
Icky For Ricky–DeJesus Says He’ll Resign City Council Seat, Finch Tells Him To Drop State Senate Bid
February 14th, 2015 · 53 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
UPDATE: Richard Paoletto will not be the only City Council member resigning after Tuesday night’s meeting. Add Democratic State Senate candidate Ricky DeJesus to the list. Meanwhile Mayor Bill Finch wants DeJesus to drop out of the February 24 special election, according to the Connecticut Post. Finch political operatives, after delivering the endorsement to DeJesus, […]
February 14th, 2015 · 46 Comments · City Council, News and Events
City employee City Councilman Richard Paoletto has announced his retirement from his paid position as well as his resignation from the City Council representing the Upper East Side, following a second sexual harassment claim against him in five years.
January 29th, 2015 · 27 Comments · City Council, City Politics, State Politics
Republican City Councilman Enrique Torres, a candidate for the February 24 special election for Connecticut’s 129th State House District, has launched a petition drive both online here and in hard copy at his Harborview Market in Black Rock to build public support to enforce the Bridgeport City Charter that prohibits city employees from serving on […]
January 28th, 2015 · 50 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events
State Representative Jack Hennessy and State Senator Marilyn Moore have introduced the government reform bill An act prohibiting municipal employees from serving on certain municipal legislative bodies that would extend state law to include all governmental bodies that serve as boards of finance such as the City Council. The Bridgeport City Charter approved by voters […]
January 26th, 2015 · 10 Comments · City Council, City Politics, News and Events
From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: Three months after a city councilman and employee was sent home with pay over a sexual harassment allegation, two colleagues have demanded a status update on the politically volatile investigation.