Ouch. A budget-hawk organization that calls itself Institute For Truth In Accounting doesn’t exactly paint a rosy picture about city finances. See this http://connecticut.statebudgetwatch.org/files/2011/05/Bridgeport-CT-2010.pdf And this http://www.truthinaccounting.org/news/listing_article.asp?section=451§ion2=451&CatID=5&ArticleSource=964 The organization issued the report in partnership with Bridgeport resident David Walker, the nation’s former chief accountant, who predicted the national financial collapse.
A new poll conducted by the Merriman River Group shows Mayor Bill Finch with a 5 point lead over former Mayor Joe Ganim and a 15 point lead over Mary-Jane Foster, co-founder of the Bridgeport Bluefish, in head-to-head matchups based on more than 500 likely Democratic voters. Finch has larger leads over two other announced Democrats, Read More
Bridgeport’s mayoral campaign has begun. Will there be any drama? Thirty years ago the municipal election between Democrat John Mandanici and Republican Lenny Paoletta was a reporter’s dream, for the force of the candidates personalities and all the explosive background noise. Mandanici was the incumbent keeper of the keys to city’s Democratic machine. Paoletta was Read More
CT Post reporter Keila Torres Ocasio’s Sunday article provides an intriguing glimpse into a possible Democratic primary matchup in September. If former Mayor Joe Ganim isn’t getting into the race he’s doing a pretty good imitation. And the forces of Mayor Bill Finch are loading up the campaign warchest for a showdown with Ganim if he Read More
Will former Mayor Joe Ganim try to reclaim the job he had from November 1991 to April 2003? When I talk to city political operatives they say there’s a pretty good buzz out there for Joe. And then there’s former State Senator Ernie Newton, the Moses of his peeps, who’s back in the political action exalting his Read More
Mary-Jane Foster, an exploratory candidate for mayor, says Mayor Bill Finch is so desperate for revenues in an election year he’s placed a for sale sign in front of City Hall. Ah, yes, the city’s for sale. From Foster: The Finch administration has served up another ill-conceived, ill-timed and thoughtless proposal. Why suddenly throw City Read More
Roughly 50 neighborhood activists and city officials gathered at the Wheeler Fountain near Park Avenue Tuesday night to protest a proposed 120-bed halfway house for the West End. The opposition hopes to attract a larger crowd Monday night when the Planning and Zoning Commission is scheduled take up the issue in City Council Chambers on Read More
If you want to be landlord for Bridgeport City Hall and Annex here’s your chance. No statement from City Hall yet as to what this all means. From www.bidsync.com RFQ/RFP – SENIOR MANAGING UNDERWRITE SERVICES Description PURPOSE. As financial advisor to the City of Bridgeport, Connecticut (the “City”), Public Financial Management, Inc. (“PFM”) is requesting proposals from Read More