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Mayor Segarra Encourages All Hartford Residents and Businesses to Attend Zoning 101 Workshop

(February 24, 2014) – The City of Hartford will host a crash course on the basics of zoning at the Hartford Public Library, February 26th at 6pm. Zoning is how the City determines what buildings and businesses can be built in different areas of the city and has a significant impact on how Hartford grows and changes. Over 500 zoning applications are filed each year. Mayor Pedro E. Segarra is encouraging all Hartford residents and businesses to attend Zoning 101, a fun and understandable workshop on the basics of zoning.

“Understanding how zoning works is critical in helping to make Hartford the city we all want it to be”, said Mayor Segarra. “It can protect neighborhood & community character, encourage growing business sectors, or dedicate underused land to new purposes. This workshop is a great first step for residents and businesses that want to know more about the process, and for anyone curious about our future plans for developing our City.”

“This will be a great opportunity for Hartford residents, both renters and homeowners, to learn why zoning is so important,” said Jackie McKinney, Co-Chair of Hartford 2000. Bernadine Silvers, her fellow Hartford 2000 Co-Chair added, “Understanding zoning empowers you to make economic and design changes in your community.”

The workshop will be interactive and includes sketches from HartBeat Ensemble, a Hartford -based award-winning theater company. The City plans to rewrite the zoning regulations over the next two years. Zoning 101 is presented by the City of Hartford’s Department of Development Services, in partnership with Hartford 2000 and the Hartford Public Library.
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WHO: City of Hartford Development Services, HartBeat Ensemble
WHAT: Zoning 101, workshop on the basics of zoning
WHEN: Wednesday, February 26, at 6:00pm
WHERE: Hartford Public Library, Downtown Branch, 500 Main Street

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For Immediate Release: February 24, 2014
Contact: Maribel La Luz
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Monday: Mayor Segarra Joins United States Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez for a Roundtable Discussion on Raising the Minimum Wage

(February 23, 2014) On Monday at 9:30am, Mayor Pedro E. Segarra will join United States Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez, United States Senators Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal and Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman for a roundtable discussion with ten local workers on raising the minimum wage.
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WHO: Mayor Segarra, U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez, U.S. Senators Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal, Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman
WHAT: Roundtable discussion on raising the minimum wage
WHEN: Monday, February 24, 2014; at 9:30am
WHERE: Hartford Public Library,Downtown Branch, 500 Main Street


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For Immediate Release: February 23, 2014
Contact: Maribel La Luz
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Saturday: Mayor Segarra To Present John Leguizamo with Key to City

(February 14, 2014) Hartford Mayor Pedro E. Segarra will present comedian and actor John Leguizamo with the Key to the City at a comedy event to benefit the Burns Latino Studies Academy. The show,  “A Night of Comedy With John Leguizamo will be held at the Burns School’s auditorium, and proceeds from the performance will help pay for improvements at the school. Tickets are $60 per person and are only available for purchase at at http://leguizamoatburns.eventbrite.com. Seating is limited to 450, and tickets will not be available at the door.

“It’s great that John Leguizamo has chosen to invest his time in support of Hartford’s youth,” said Mayor Segarra.

The event is being presented in partnership with the COMPASS Youth Collaborative Inc., a not-for-profit child and youth service organization that provides after-school enrichment, academic and recreational programs to Hartford school children.

 

WHO: Mayor Pedro Segarra, Actor John Leguizamo, COMPASS Youth Collaborative
WHAT: A Night of Comedy With John Leguizamo, Fundraiser for Burns Latino Academy
WHEN: Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 5:00pm
WHERE: Burns Latino Studies Academy, 195 Putnam Street, Hartford 

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For Immediate Release: February 14, 2014
Contact: Maribel La Luz
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Mayor Segarra Urges Residents to Prepare for Severe Winter Weather Later This Week

(February 11, 2014) With projections forecasting more severe winter weather later this week, Mayor Segarra is encouraging residents to plan ahead of time. 

“This will be our fifth major snow storm of the season” said Mayor Segarra. “I urge residents to make plans to move their cars for the parking ban and take all necessary precautions before the storm hits.”

Residents should take note of the following:

  • Trash collection will continue tomorrow, Wednesday, February 12th. Thursday and Friday collection routes will have a one-day delay.
  • City vehicles will plow to the curb up to eight hours after the storm has passed, and may push snow back into driveways and sidewalks. Residents should take this into account in their sidewalk and driveway snow-clearing plans, and are reminded that it is illegal to shovel snow back into the road.
  • Vehicles must be moved from all city streets prior to the beginning of a snow emergency parking ban, and removed from City and public school parking lots as soon as possible after the parking ban is lifted.

Anyone in need of shelter is urged to call 211. For the duration of any winter storms 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

Updates on further storm preparations including parking ban information and school closings will be released tomorrow afternoon.

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For Immediate Release: February 11, 2014
Contact: Maribel La Luz
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