As we approach the end of 2013, OIB will revisit some of the major stories of the year. One of the high-flying stories revealed first by the Connecticut Post was the $400,000 land deal between the city and developer Manny Moutinho that cost Airport Manager John Ricci his job, cast a cloud over the City […]
Entries Tagged as 'Sikorsky Memorial Airport'
November 29th, 2013 · 26 Comments · Analysis and Comment
November 29th, 2013 · No Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events
The newly elected City Council will conduct its first meeting Monday at 7 p.m at City Hall, 45 Lyon Terrace and among new business is the election of a council president. It’s expected Tom McCarthy will once again be voted legislative leader. The council president will then announce committee assignments. Also on the agenda, “Communication […]
September 26th, 2013 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment
Bridgeport resident Phil Smith, a student of the Bridgeport City Charter, files this commentary about the recent hiring of Pauline Mize as acting manager of the city-owned airport. Years ago Smith directed proposed changes to the City Charter presented to voters. We appear to be well on the road to another controversy at Sikorsky Memorial […]
September 20th, 2013 · 15 Comments · News and Events
UPDATE: Brian Lockhart, CT Post here. Pauline Mize of Bellport, Long Island has been appointed acting manager at Sikorsky Memorial Airport replacing John Ricci who was terminated by the city following the fallout over a $400,000 payment involving developer Manny Moutinho’s Stratford mansion driveway as part of a municipally owned airport improvement plan that a […]
August 20th, 2013 · 4 Comments · News and Events
From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: Fired over the $400,000 driveway controversy, Sikorsky Memorial Airport manager John Ricci has chosen instead to retire and immediately collect his benefits.
August 7th, 2013 · 35 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events
It seemed like it was just a matter of time before the federals would take a look at the land deal that has led to the termination of John Ricci as airport manager, cost $400,000 (and climbing) that a state judge ruled taxpayers were not obligated to cover and caused embarrassment to city lawyers who […]
August 4th, 2013 · 5 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events
John Ricci has been canned as airport manager. He will contest it. The airport safety zone issue continues to be a financial crash for the city. City Council agenda for Monday 7 p.m. at City Hall, 45 Lyon Terrace: 85-12 Public Hearing re: Disposition of City-Owned Properties to the Housing Authority. Council Discussion with Administration […]