School board member Chris Taylor’s running out of arguments to contend he’s a bona fide resident of Bridgeport, even in a prohibited industrial zoned area. Taylor has posted a $2 million bond via a bail bondsman to free his jailed father James Taylor accused of killing his ex-wife. The elder Taylor has been released to live with his son on Bronson Road in Fairfield. Yes, another OIB moment.
It’s been a long strange trip into Taylor’s residency. For background see here. Elected officials must reside in the respective community/district they serve. Bridgeport inspection officials, following up on complaints filed by school board member Maria Pereira, have visited Taylor’s so-called Bridgeport residence in an East End industrial zone.
In response to an OIB Freedom of Information request the city on Tuesday produced findings from the Fire Marshal’s Office and Zoning Department that Taylor has been ordered to “cease and desist” utilizing his business address on Davenport Street as a residence.
(More to come)
From Dan Tepfer, CT Post:
Accused killer James Taylor was being released Tuesday to live with his son, Bridgeport Board of Education member Chris Taylor–in Fairfield.
Following a hearing Tuesday morning, Superior Court Judge Robert Devlin allowed the 75-year-old Taylor to post his $2 million bond on the condition that he live at his son’s Bronson Road home under house arrest.
The order adds to the controversy over where Chris Taylor actually lives. For the purposes of continuing to serve on the Board of Education, he has insisted he lives in a makeshift apartment on property he owns on Davenport Street in Bridgeport. To support this, he even gave a Hearst Connecticut Media reporter a tour of what he said were his living quarters there.
But James Taylor’s lawyer, Assistant Public Defender Jared Millbrandt, told Judge Devlin on Tuesday that Chris Taylor lives at the Bronson Road address in Fairfield and that his client would be living there as well when released on bond.
Full story here.