"As Mayor, I will always advocate for Hartford, the city that opened its doors to me and provided opportunities that shaped my success.
My mission is simple: To make Hartford a national model for urban reinvention by leveraging existing resources to attain economic security and create a nurturing, inspiring environment for all residents.
I am committed to modernizing the way our local government works and to running an administration that is efficient, responsive, and open. It is truly a privilege to serve the people of Hartford. I look forward to working together to make Connecticut’s Capital City the best it can be."
Pedro E. Segarra
(April 4, 2013) – Mayor Segarra released the following statement today regarding the passage of new gun laws by Connecticut’s legislature:
“Today is an historic day for the State of Connecticut. Our legislature has shown extraordinary leadership by passing a bill that includes a ban on high capacity magazines, increased access to mental health services, strengthens school safety and imposes universal background checks.
(April 2, 2013) – Mayor Pedro E. Segarra released the following statement regarding his veto of the Court of Common Council’s resolution to impose overtime and hiring freezes:
“I was elected to this office with a clear public mandate; to make the City of Hartford safer and improve the overall quality of life. Council’s actions make it impossible for the Departments of Public Works (DPW), Police and Fire to keep people safe, respond to emergencies and keep streets clean.
(March 28, 2013) – Today, Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra was joined by Governor Dannel P. Malloy at City Hall for a rally to urge Congress to vote on comprehensive gun legislation. The Senate is scheduled to vote April 8 or 9 on gun legislation that includes universal background checks. A recent Quinnipiac University poll found 88 percent support for universal background checks, including 85 percent among gun owners. Segarra- an active member of Mayors Against Illegal Guns recently featured in their national ad campaign - has advocated for gun restrictions since taking office in 2010.
(March 28, 2013) – Mayor Pedro E. Segarra released the following statement on today’s swearing in of Carmen Espinosa as State Supreme Court Justice:
“My sincerest congratulations go to Carmen Espinosa for being selected to serve on the State’s highest court. I can’t think of someone more deserving. I have known Carmen for more than 20 years; she is passionate, respected and profoundly qualified to serve the people of Connecticut from the bench.
(March 27, 2013) –On Thursday, Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra will hold a rally at City Hall in support of Mayors Against Illegal Guns “National Day to Demand Action”, a nationwide effort to urge Congress on the upcoming vote on gun legislation after the Easter recess.
WHO: Governor Malloy, Mayor Segarra
WHAT: Rally for Gun Control
WHEN: Thursday, March 28 at 9:00am
WHERE: City Hall, 550 Main Street, front steps
For Immediate Release: March 27, 2013
Contact: Maribel La Luz
Office of the Mayor
550 Main Street, Room 200
Hartford, CT 06103
8:00am - 5:00pm