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Entries Tagged as 'Rosa Correa'

City Council To Set Tax Rate

June 2nd, 2014 · 6 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events

The official setting of the tax rate, a tax incentive proposed for Downtown development and $75,000 settlement of a lawsuit brought by the former Health Director Marian Evans highlight agenda items for the City Council meeting Monday (tonight) at 7 p.m. in City Hall, 45 Lyon Terrace. The council, as a formality, will set the […]

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Vent, Bitch, Moan, Now’s The Time

November 16th, 2010 · 36 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

If you have an Election Day bitch tonight’s the night to vent. Mayor Bill Finch, in response to the Nov. 2 Election Day ballot gaffe that put Bridgeport in the national news, has created an informal committee to hear complaints and make recommendations for improvements. The meeting is at 7  p.m. in City Hall Annex, 999 Broad […]

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Residence, What Residence? Plus: Political Tea Leaves, And Rosa Correa’s Appointment

September 29th, 2009 · 23 Comments · Civil Service

You gotta love City Attorney Mark Anastasi. How does a lawyer spew BS? Mark shared his “legal” defense of Civil Service Commission President Eleanor Guedes’ claimed bona fide residence in Bridgeport (even though she really lives in Trumbull). Eleanor led the charge to fire former Personnel Director Ralph Jacobs who’s challenging his termination in court. The City […]

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The Mayor’s Gravy Train, Plus: Bucci Says Jacobs’ Terminators Should Resign

August 24th, 2009 · 48 Comments · City Council, City Politics, Civil Service, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Ding, ding, ding. Ding, ding, ding. Ding, ding, ding. That sound you just heard was Mayor Bill Finch ringing the dinner bell for Democratic operatives. Yes sir. Line right up, boys and girls, step up to the Democratic Party special delivery buffet line. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. An entire candy store of delights. A gravy […]

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Civil Service Cans Jacobs, Plus: Library Statute Wars

August 21st, 2009 · 64 Comments · City Politics, Civil Service, Library

Saturday update: The Bridgeport Civil Service Commission Friday afternoon, at the urging of Mayor Bill Finch, fired Personnel Director Ralph Jacobs citing breach of city loyalty and setting up a legal battle over control of the historically non-political position. At issue was one charge in which commission members say Jacobs overstepped his authority when he urged a legal […]

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Can We All Get Along? Plus: Civil Service, And Saluting City Employees

August 10th, 2009 · 24 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Civil Service, Library, News and Events, State Politics

Another week and still no realistic word on a state budget. Gotta wonder how this is impacting municipal budgets that rely on the state dough to fund teacher salaries and a bunch of other departments. What say you? The fault of inflexible legislative Dems? A Republican governor who doesn’t want to soak her higher-income voter […]

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