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Mayor Pedro E. Segarra

"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."

Your Mayor,


Pedro E. Segarra

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Mayor Segarra Urges Residents to Prepare for Freezing Temperatures

(January 3, 2014) - Mayor Segarra urges residents to take all necessary precautions to prepare for the freezing temperatures over the next few days.

“Although the snow has passed, the temperatures will drop tonight to a level we haven’t seen in years,” said Mayor Segarra. “It’s important to be prepared, do what you can to stay warm and dry and whenever possible check on your neighbors. Our shelters will remain open for 24 hours as long as thetemperatures are below freezing.”

Here are some steps residents can take to prepare their homes:

  • Make sure that all cellar andhouse windows and doors are closed tightly.
  • If you did not turn off your exterior faucets turn them off now in the basement. That way if they did freeze when they thaw out the water will not flood the basement.
  • Find where your Main water shutoff is in the basement. That way if a pipe does burst you know where to turn off the water before it causes major damage. It should be near the water meter.
  • Open up the cabinets under the Bathroom and Kitchen sinks to allow some warm air to the pipes.
  • If you have older windows tape some clear plastic on the inside to lessen drafts.
  • If you have a thermostat that automatically lowers the temperature you may want to leave it at the normalhigher setting as your heating system may not be able to raise the room temperature back up when the exterior temperature is below 10 degrees and the wind is blowing.
  • If you are using electric space heaters be sure to keep them 3 – 5 feet away from anything that can catch fire-curtains, clothes, furniture, etc.
  • Follow the instructions for clearances and do not use extension cords unless they are allowed by the manufacturer and are the proper wire size.
  • Do not use any fuel burning heaters inside your house such as propane or kerosene heaters.
  • Be sure that your Smoke Detectors and Carbon Monoxide detectors are working have fresh batteries and test them.
  • Check to be sure that snow or ice has not blocked any combustion air intakes or exhaust vents for your heating equipment.
  • Shovel a path so the Fuel Delivery person can get to the fuel fill pipes.
  • Shovel the sidewalk and around the Fire Hydrant if you have them on your property.
  • Be careful of ice hanging off roofs especially when you are knocking them off.
  • Do not forget about your pets thecold also affects them.
  • Do not warm your automobile up inside the garage. Move it outside to warm it and be sure the exhaust fumes are not blowing towards the house if possible.

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For Immediate Release: January 3, 2014
Contact: Maribel La Luz
p. (860) 757-9731
c. (860) 539-5485
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Today: Mayor Segarra Declares Snow Emergency Effective at 3:00PM

UPDATE JANUARY 3, 2014: The emergency parking ban will continue through today, January 3rd. at noon. Trash pickup will resume at the close of the parking ban. City offices will be closed today, except for sworn and uniformed employees of Police and Fire Departments and essential employees from all city departments. 

(January 2, 2014) Mayor Pedro E. Segarra has declared a snow emergency parking ban for the City of Hartford, beginning at 3pm today until further notice. All Hartford Public Schools will have early dismissal by 12:45pm. Winterfest Hartford in Bushnell Park will close today at 1pm and re-open Saturday, January 3 at 1pm. All City parks will be closed until further notice.

During a snow emergency parking ban, all on-street parking is prohibited throughout the City of Hartford. Any vehicles not removed from City streets by the start of the parking ban will be ticketed and towed. Residents without access to off-street parking should move their vehicles to one of the following authorized parking areas before the start of the parking ban:

  • 2 Holcomb Street Lot
  • Keney Park Entrance Lot—Ridgefield Street
  • KDA Center Lot—Naugatuck Street
  • Pope Park Center Lot—Park Terrace
  • Metzner Center Lot—Franklin Avenue
  • Colt Park Lot—Wawarme Avenue
  • Elizabeth Park Lots
  • All Hartford Schools Parking Lots beginning today at 3:00pm


Residents should remove their vehicles from these lots promptly following the end of the parking ban. Residents whose vehicles are towed during the parking ban should contact the Hartford Police Department at (860) 757-4000. The cost for retrieving a towed vehicle is $97.84. An additional $99.00 ticket will be issued which owners are responsible for paying before the answer date. Please visit http://www.hartford.gov/snow-parking for a list of snow emergency parking locations, and for information regarding towed vehicles.

Due to the severe cold weather, residents should take the following precautions:

  • Stay indoors if possible
  • If you must go outside, wear several layers of loose-fitting, lightweight, warm clothing rather than one layer of heavy clothing. Wear a hat and change wet clothes frequently to prevent loss of body heat.
  • Cover your mouth with a scarf to protect your lungs.


Anyone in need of shelter is urged to call 211. As long as the temperatures are below 25 degrees, the following shelters will be open 24 hours:

  • McKinney Shelter: 34 Huyshope Ave, (860) 722-6922
  • Immaculate Conception Shelter: 560 Park St, (860) 724-4823
  • South Park Inn: 75 Main St, (860) 724-0071


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For Immediate Release: January 2, 2014
Contact: Maribel La Luz
p. 860-757-9731
c. 860-539-5485
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Wednesday: City of Hartford Presents Final Development Plan for Downtown North

(December 9, 2013) On Wednesday December 11th, the City of Hartford’s Department of Development Services will present its final plans at a public meeting for the redevelopment of the area north of I-84, east of the Connecticut River often referred to as Downtown North. The area has now been expanded to include parts of Union Station known as Downtown West. The city has held two previous public meetings on this issue; one in July and another in October.

The final presentation will summarize priority development sites with the highest potential for mixed usage. Results build on past efforts as well as new research including a retail market study commissioned by the City and conducted by national urban planning expert, Robert Gibbs of Gibbs Planning Group. Data from a new housing market analysis that considers traffic patterns, pedestrian connectivity and road conditions will also be discussed. Recommendations will consider design standards and zoning to ensure development is beneficial for surrounding residents.

The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.
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WHO: City of Hartford Development Services
WHAT: Public Meeting on Redevelopment of Downtown North
WHEN: Wednesday, December 11, at 6:00pm
WHERE: Hartford Public Library, Downtown Branch, 500 Main Street
* Free parking available after 6:00 pm in the Arch Street parking garage.

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For Immediate Release: December 9, 2013
Contact: Laura McMenamin
p. 860-757-9053
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Mayor Segarra Declares Snow Emergency Effective Saturday, December 14, at Noon

(December 13, 2013) Mayor Pedro E. Segarra has declared a snow emergency parking ban for the City of Hartford, beginning at 12pm, noon, on Saturday, December 14, and ending at 12pm, noon, on Sunday, December 15. Current forecasts for that time period predict snowfall from 6-10 inches, along with possible icing.

“This is the first storm of the season” said Mayor Segarra. “It’s important that we as a City do everything we can to ensure clear roads for the emergency responders and public works crews working to keep us safe. This parking ban will also speed our return to normal once the storm has passed."

During a snow emergency parking ban, all on-street parking is prohibited throughout the City of Hartford. Any vehicles not removed from City streets by the start of the parking ban will be ticketed and towed. Residents without access to off-street parking should move their vehicles to one of the following authorized parking areas before the start of the parking ban:

  • 2 Holcomb Street Lot
  • Keney Park Entrance Lot—Ridgefield Street
  • KDA Center Lot—Naugatuck Street
  • Pope Park Center Lot—Park Terrace
  • Metzner Center Lot—Franklin Avenue
  • Colt Park Lot—Wawarme Avenue
  • Elizabeth Park Lots
  • All Hartford Schools Parking Lots


Residents should remove their vehicles from these lots promptly following the end of the parking ban. All Hartford Schools lots must be vacated by 12:30pm Sunday, December 15. Residents whose vehicles are towed during the parking ban should contact the Hartford Police Department at (860) 757-4000. The total fee for retrieving a towed car is $196.84.

Please visit http://www.hartford.gov/snow-parking for a list of snow emergency parking locations, and for information regarding towed vehicles.

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For Immediate Release: December 13, 2013
Contact: Maribel La Luz
p. (860) 757-9731
c. (860) 539-5485
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Mayor Segarra Statement on the Passing of Nelson Mandela

“Today, the world lost one its greatest leaders, one of its greatest champions of humanity and a transformational human being. Mr. Mandela will always be remembered for his unrelenting pursuit of racial equality as well as his passionate belief in humanity. The world was fortunate to have shared his presence. We should honor him by continuing to advance his lifelong work of pursuing justice and equality for everyone. His passing is very sad but also a reminder of how personal determination can bring about seemingly impossible change.”


Mayor Segarra has directed all flags to half-staff in his honor.

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For Immediate Release: December 5, 2013
Contact: Maribel La Luz
p. (860) 757-9731
c. (860) 539-5485
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