Former City Councilman Tom White has an interesting perspective on how the city’s legislative body works. White, the council’s legislative liaison for several years, was whited out of the budget last year for trying to reform the way it conducts business, according to a federal lawsuit he brought against the city several months ago represented [...]
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May 9th, 2013 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, News and Events
April 13th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, News and Events
Late on this, but worth noting the death last month of the city’s former Finance Director Jerry Baron who served the city during the Joe Ganim mayoral years. He was 66. Baron was a gentle giant, 6’8″ and built like a vault door. He was recruited to Bridgeport from Providence, Rhode Island where Baron was [...]
January 2nd, 2013 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events
Last May, the city’s legislative services director Tom White took issue with OIB’s assertion that he wanted to “reform the way” the City Council conducts business following a series of issues White had with several council members including Council President Tom McCarthy. There were problems apparently that White did not want to spill out publicly, [...]
October 9th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Library, News and Events
Sarah Burns worked for the administration of Mayor Mary Moran who made national news in June of 1991 when she placed the state’s largest city into federal bankruptcy, a move opposed by the state. A federal judge ruled against Moran’s petition. Burns will appear at a book discussion for The Drowning of a Seaside City, [...]
September 16th, 2012 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events
In June of 1991 Republican Mayor Mary Moran sent Connecticut’s largest city into federal bankruptcy court. The move sent a shockwave across the state, caused Governor Lowell Weicker and Attorney General Richard Blumenthal to move against it and provoked Wall Street to suspend the city’s credit worthiness that handcuffed the city from making municipal improvements.
June 10th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
Ralph Cennamo, multiple mayoral candidate, was one of a kind in city politics. Maverick, opinionated, independent, his span in city politics went back to the era of Socialist Mayor Jasper McLevy who served from 1933 to 1957 right up to the current era. And even in 2008 he was a potential factor holding a spot for [...]
April 19th, 2012 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events
It’s been 25 years since the worst construction accident in Connecticut history left 28 men dead in the collapse of L’Ambiance Plaza, April 23, 1987. I was a 28-year-old communications director for Mayor Tom Bucci. My role was to deal with the media frenzy and announce the dead. Monday morning at 10:30 at City Hall, the Fairfield [...]
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