Citizen financial examiner John Marshall Lee writes about City Council committee meetings being junked for a Washington DC junket. From Lee: Today I am sittingRead more
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Have You Read The Audit?
Unless you’re passionate about numbers, statistics, line items, surpluses, deficits and more, analyzing a Comprehensive Annual Financial Report can cause eyes to glaze over quickly.Read more
Knock, Knock, Budget Committee, Anyone Home?
Citizen fiscal scrutineer John Marshall Lee has arguably attended more City Council budget committee meetings than some of its members. He chronicles the attendance recordsRead more
Lopez: City Councilors ‘Prisoners In The Cave Of Comfortable Ignorance’
In a commentary first published by the Connecticut Post, retired Superior Court Judge and Bridgeport resident Carmen Lopez takes aim at the “obedient employees onRead more
City Maintains Credit Rating
Mayor Bill Finch announced on Tuesday the New York credit rating agency Standard & Poors has confirmed a stable outlook for city finances maintaining anRead more
The Thorny Union Concession Process
Nearly halfway through the budget year and the city is still trying to achieve the $2 million in employee concessions the City Council plugged intoRead more
Round Up The Usual Suspects! Rick Gets Cold Shoulder From Department Heads
Rick Torres isn’t exactly receiving welcome-wagon attention at City Hall. The Republican City Council-elect says he was trying to introduce himself to department heads onRead more
General Lee Covers Budget Session
City fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee Wednesday night attended the first session of the City Council’s Budget and Appropriations Committee as the city’s legislative bodyRead more