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.” […]
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April 4th, 2015 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events
March 12th, 2015 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
Get ready for the cannon fire. This mayoral race might require more ammo than all the arms and munitions buried on the grounds of the old Remington site.
‘Our Will Will Be Recognized’–Supporters Of Government Reform Bill Rally Against Union Opposition Controlling Key Legislative Votes
March 10th, 2015 · 38 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Library, News and Events, State Politics
Rallying against powerful union interests that control key state legislative votes trying to kill a government reform bill, dozens of city stakeholders Monday night urged passage of An act prohibiting municipal employees from serving on certain municipal legislative bodies before more than 100 spectators at a forum at the Bridgeport Public Library Downtown.
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February 17th, 2015 · 6 Comments · News and Events
Former City Councilman Tom White, in a letter to State Senator Cathy Osten, writes “In the meantime and in the case you continue your opposition to this bill, I hope that you will recuse yourself from all further deliberations relating to HB 5886 and abstain from voting so this legislative exercise is not compromised by […]
February 13th, 2015 · 38 Comments · City Council, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
Retired FBI agent Ed Adams who managed the investigation more than a decade ago that toppled the mayoral administration of Joe Ganim submitted testimony Friday morning at a legislative hearing in Hartford in support of House Bill #5886 to enforce the Bridgeport City Charter barring city employees from serving on the City Council. The hearing […]
October 3rd, 2014 · 12 Comments · City Council, News and Events
Hey, the City Council hit the big time again. The 2010 brawl between community gadfly Cecil Young and several councilors was featured as one of the “20 Dumbest” on TruTV that showcases “the dumbest of the dumb: the brain-dead daredevils and do-it-yourselfers, pathetic partiers, outrageous outlaws, and just plain unlucky numbskulls who test the theory that […]
August 6th, 2014 · 10 Comments · News and Events
On Tuesday OIB published a news release from Mayor Bill Finch regarding his summer jobs conservation corps program. Former city councilman Tom White offers a few suggestions for how the kids could be utilized.
December 30th, 2013 · 2 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Development and Zoning, Education, Law Enforcement, News and Events
We learned in June in a story published by the Connecticut Post, the city paid controversial developer Manny Moutinho $400,000 to improve his own Stratford waterfront property as part of an airport safety project. There’s still gravel to unravel in this story. Other headliners from May and June:
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