For several years, community fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee has been a painstaking presence at City Council meetings haranguing councilors on open and accountable government, fund balances, audits, financial reports, spending and taxes. He asks questions, but fields no answers to his satisfaction. Now he’s decided to be the guy to provide answers to the […]
Entries Tagged as 'Sue Brannelly'
April 21st, 2015 · 21 Comments · City Budget, City Council, City Politics, News and Events
April 4th, 2015 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events
Former City Councilman Tom White provides insight into conflicts that arise with city employees serving on the budget and legislative body. He had served as council staff support but, as he writes, “I stuck my neck out and did what I thought was right by expressing concerns which may be labeled as misappropriation of funds.” […]
March 21st, 2015 · No Comments · Education, News and Events
Mayor Bill Finch on Saturday was joined by state and city officials, community leaders and parents for the grand opening of the renovated Black Rock Elementary School that includes a dedicated bus drop-off, new pre-k and 1st grade classrooms, a new multipurpose room and outdoor play area, and administrative offices.
January 5th, 2015 · 44 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, State Politics
Former City Councilman Steve Stafstrom tells OIB he will be a candidate when a special election is called to fill the State House seat of Auden Grogins who will be nominated to the Superior Court by Governor Dan Malloy. Stafstrom made one thing clear at the top of his priorities for the district, he will […]
December 2nd, 2014 · No Comments · City Council, Firefighters, News and Events
From Public Safety spokesman Bill Kaempffer: Mayor Bill Finch and City Council honored three firefighters Monday in City Council Chambers for their heroic rescue of a 93-year-old woman in a Nov. 19, house fire on Bennett Street.
November 11th, 2014 · 3 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events
Citizen fiscal scrutineer John Marshall Lee has arguably attended more City Council budget committee meetings than some of its members. He chronicles the attendance records of budget committee members, including the lack of a quorum on Monday. From Lee: There is only one body in Bridgeport that is charged with looking after taxpayer dollars. It […]
August 21st, 2014 · 34 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
Local election officials have cleaned up the city’s voter registration enrollment numbers reducing registered voters to roughly 57,000, down from more than 70,000 that had been maintained from the surging voter interest led by the 2008 presidential cycle with Barack Obama on the ballot.
August 14th, 2014 · 29 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events, State Politics
For opponents of Mayor Bill Finch, it’s tempting to declare Anthony Musto’s city voter shellacking by Marilyn Moore was a referendum on the mayor. It’s not. It was a referendum on Anthony Musto from an opponent and a coalition force of many that drew a contrast on his job performance and disengagement from voter concerns.
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