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Statement from Mayor Pedro E. Segarra and Hartford Police Chief James C. Rovella

(August 15, 2013) - In response to the recent increase in shootings and homicides Mayor Segarra and Police Chief Rovella met this morning and released the following statement:

“The recent shootings have been tragic for the families and for our entire community. One shooting is one too many. The Hartford Police Department will immediately deploy additional officers in our neighborhoods and that presence will continue for the foreseeable future. The safety of our residents is our number one priority. We are working with our community partners and will use every single resource necessary to keep our neighborhoods safe.”

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Statement from the City of Hartford and UConn

(August 14, 2013) The following is a statement on behalf of Mayor Pedro E. Segarra, Council President Shawn Wooden, City Treasurer Adam Cloud, UCONN President Susan Herbst, UCONN Board Chair Lawrence McHugh and Board Vice Chair Thomas Ritter regarding today’s meeting:

“This was a very positive and productive meeting.  We believe it is the beginning of a stronger partnership between UConn and the City of Hartford.  We are all committed to making this a win-win for both parties and ensuring that the new campus is designed and built to

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Wednesday: Mayor Segarra Joins White House Official Nancy Sutley, Governor Malloy, Senator Blumenthal at White House Climate Change Event in Hartford

(August 13, 2013) Tomorrow, Hartford Mayor Pedro E. Segarra will join White House Council on Environmental Quality Chair Nancy Sutley, Governor Dannel Malloy, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, State Senator John Fonfara, and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 1 Administrator Curt Spalding, for a news conference at the Parkville Senior Center, future site of the Parkville Neighborhood Microgrid.

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Preliminary Tax Collection Numbers for Previous Fiscal Year in Hartford Expected to Exceed $6 Million Dollars

(August 7, 2013) – Preliminary results for tax collections for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013 indicate a continuing positive trend, and are expected to exceed the adopted budget by more than $6 million dollars.

"There are a number of positive indicators in our local economy, and we are seeing more taxpayers who had previously fallen behind bringing their accounts up-to-date and making arrangements to satisfy delinquencies,” said Mayor Segarra. "Efficiencies and strategic approaches to the collection process are having a tangible impact on results, and I hope the bond rating agencies take note of that,” Segarra added.

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