(May 6, 2013) “Over the last few weeks much has been made about a New Year’s Eve dinner that was partially paid for with my City of Hartford purchasing card. Because of the distraction that it has caused, and after speaking with the Mayor, I will be immediately reimbursing the City of Hartford in the amount of $457.21. There are too many other more significant matters that leadership in the Capital City needs to focus its attention on.
(May 6, 2013) “In accordance with the recommendation by the Internal Auditors, I am eliminating the use of any and all P cards for "business entertainment". The Finance Department will remove all applicable merchant category codes for dining and restaurants effective immediately. I supported this Audit report since the beginning and I now look forward to working with Internal Audit, the Finance Department, Ethics Committee and any other applicable body to strengthen the P Card program to make sure that the program has the appropriate protections, restrictions and oversight. Constant review, analysis and sound management of all city operations has been a hallmark of my time as Mayor and these actions are consistent with my philosophy.
(April 29, 2013) –Mayor Pedro E. Segarra today announced the retirement of Fire Chief Edward Casares, Jr. after 33 years of dedicated, loyal and tireless service to the Hartford Fire Department. A Hartford native, Casares has been with the Fire Department since 1980 and was appointed Fire Chief in April of 2010, becoming the first Latino to hold the position. He is a member of Metro Fire Chiefs, International Association of Fire Chiefs and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Latin American Section.
(April 30, 2013) – Mayor Segarra released the following statement today regarding the resignation of United States Attorney David Fein: “On behalf of the City of Hartford, I want to thank U.S. Attorney Fein for his dedicated and loyal service and leadership. His tireless support of our police department as well as Project Longevity has helped reduce gun violence and make the Capital City safer. We are sad to see him go but are grateful for the work and partnerships he created throughout his tenure."
For Immediate Release: April 30, 2013
Contact: Maribel La Luz