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Entries Tagged as 'Rich Paoletto'

Torres Pushes Citizen Petition To Enforce City Charter Ending Conflicts Of Interest

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 […]

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Hennessy And Moore Introduce State Legislation To End Conflict Of Interest On City Council

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 […]

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Councilors Want Resolution To Paid Suspension

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.

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Halstead Calls On McCarthy To Initiate Inquiry Against City Council Member Accused Of Sexual Harassment

January 13th, 2015 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events

UPDATE: Halstead letter to McCarthy, proposed city council resolution, legal opinion and complete cited text of city charter here. City Councilman Bob Halstead, recalling how City Council President Tom McCarthy was quick to activate an investigation into the disparaging remarks of malcontent Bob Walsh–followed by an apology–against a fellow council member, is calling upon the […]

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Taxpayer Money Burns Pending City Employee Investigations

January 5th, 2015 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment

Retired city arson investigator Andy Fardy, in a commentary, argues city officials burn taxpayer money investigating charges against city employees. From Fardy: When is the city going to stop taking taxpayer money to pay people who are suspended and are facing serious charges? The question is, Why are we paying them to stay home while […]

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Hennessy To Introduce Reform Bill Without Grandfather Provision

January 2nd, 2015 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Unburdened by two state senators who blocked a government reform bill, State Rep. Jack Hennessy will once again submit legislation to enforce the Bridgeport City Charter that prohibits city employees from serving on the City Council. The two state senators who opposed it to protect the political establishment, Anthony Musto, defeated in an August Democratic […]

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Sexual Harassment Training For City Officials

December 22nd, 2014 · 5 Comments · City Council, News and Events

As a decision awaits on the employment future of city employee councilman Richard Paoletto, department heads and supervisors have undergone a “refresher course in sexual harassment training.” CT Post scribe Brian Lockhart has more. They assumed the training was prompted by the investigation into colleague and City Councilman Richard Paoletto, D-138.

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Councilman Paoletto’s Political Consequence Factor

December 2nd, 2014 · 26 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events

The saga of Richard Paoletto, facing a second sexual harassment claim in five years while serving as a city councilor on the public payroll, has ramifications beyond his professional career. The reality is, in most situations of this type involving public office, he’d be fired from his paid position. If this were Joe Blow facing […]

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