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MAYOR BRONIN RESPONDS TO SUPREME COURT DECISION ON JANUS V. AFSCME

MAYOR BRONIN RESPONDS TO SUPREME COURT DECISION ON JANUS V. AFSCME

HARTFORD, CONN (June 27, 2018) – Today Mayor Luke Bronin released the following statement after the United States Supreme Court ruled against AFSCME in the Janus v. AFSCME case.  The City of Hartford had signed on to an amicus brief supporting AFSCME.

“Unions fight for all the employees they represent, but they also play a broader role in standing up for the rights of working people everywhere,” said Mayor Bronin.  “The extraordinary and growing inequality in America today is one of our most pressing national challenges, and the Supreme Court’s decision is a serious setback in the broader battle for a more just and fair country.  Unions play a vital role in advocating for the voiceless, and in the wake of this decision we all need to fight even harder for fair treatment of workers – from raising the minimum wage to passing paid family leave.”

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MAYOR BRONIN, MINORITY LEADER BERMUDEZ RESPOND TO SUPREME COURT DECISION ON CRISIS PREGNANCY CENTERS

MAYOR BRONIN, MINORITY LEADER BERMUDEZ RESPOND TO SUPREME COURT DECISION ON CRISIS PREGNANCY CENTERS

HARTFORD, CONN (June 26, 2018) – Today Mayor Luke Bronin and City Council Minority Leader Wildaliz Bermudez responded to the United States Supreme Court’s ruling on the legality of a California law requiring disclosure from so-called “crisis pregnancy centers.”  Last December, the City of Hartford passed an ordinance to prevent false, misleading, or deceptive advertising practices from crisis pregnancy centers in Hartford.  Today, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 to strike down part of a similar law in California.  The City is still determining whether this decision will affect the ordinance.  The ordinance was scheduled to be enforced beginning July 1st, 2018, but the City will not enforce the ordinance until it evaluates this court ruling.

“Women should be told the truth when they are making healthcare decisions, and it’s very disappointing that the Supreme Court has defended deception instead of transparency,” said Mayor Bronin.  “A crisis pregnancy center in Hartford tried to ‘lure’ women – their word – away from a reproductive health center, and I’m proud that we stood up to stop their dishonest practices.  We are still reviewing whether this Supreme Court decision affects our ordinance.”

"We are saddened to hear of the Supreme Court's decision and will continue to advocate for full transparency from crisis pregnancy centers,” said Minority Leader Bermudez.  “The City of Hartford is committed to supporting the right of all women to safe and honest medical care and this decision does not change that commitment.”

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Communications Network Modifications for Traffic Management (State Project No. 63-717) and Traffic Control Signals and Intersection Improvements (State Project No. 63-718)

Communications Network Modifications for Traffic Management

(State Project No. 63-717)

and

Traffic Control Signals and Intersection Improvements

(State Project No. 63-718)

The City of Hartford, Connecticut in conjunction with the Connecticut Department of Transportation has proposed two projects to improve communications to all City traffic control signals as well as improve safety and traffic flow at 14 intersections in the City.   Both projects have completed Preliminary Design and may be recommended for construction by the Connecticut Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration.  Both Projects are being designed by the City of Hartford.

The Communications Network Modifications for Traffic Management (State Project No. 63-717) involves the Citywide upgrade of communications equipment at most of the City’s 230 traffic signal controller locations.  The Traffic Control Signal and Intersection Improvements (State Project No. 63-718) will replace traffic signals at the following intersections:

1. Trumbull Street at Pearl Street

2. West Boulevard at Sisson Avenue and I-84 Ramps

3. Wethersfield Avenue at Brown Street and Route 530 (Airport Road)

4. Wethersfield Avenue at Wyllys Street and Main Street

5. Park Street at Washington Street

6. Washington Street at Retreat Avenue and Vernon Street

7. Washington Street and Webster Street at New Britain Avenue and Barnard Street

8. Market Street at Pleasant Street

9. Market Street at Trumbull Street and I-91 Ramp

10. Market Street at Route 44 (North Morgan Street) and I-84 Ramps

11. Market Street at Route 44 (South Morgan Street)

12. Route 44 (Main Street) at Route 44 (South Morgan

Street) and Chapel Street

13. Columbus Boulevard at State Street and Route 2

14. Asylum Avenue and Farmington Avenue at Cogswell Street and Broad Street

Both projects are intended to improve traffic operations and safety at the 14 intersection locations and improve communications between the City’s traffic control center at 50 Jennings Road and each traffic signal intersection.

In order to allow the public the opportunity to review project information and provide input to the design, a Public Information Meeting will be held at 6:30 PM on June 28th, 2018 at Hartford City Hall, 550 Main Street, Function Room, Hartford, CT 06106.

Plans of the project will be on display and staff will be available to discuss the proposed improvements.  Based on a preliminary assessment the construction cost of these projects will be approximately $8.7 million dollars.

This project would be supported by funds from the City of Hartford, the State of Connecticut and the Federal Highway Administration.

Anyone interested in obtaining further information or providing input may do so by contacting The Department of Public Works, Traffic Engineering, at 50 Jennings Road, Hartford, CT 06120.  Comments should be received by July 13, 2018 to be included in the record of the meeting.

City Hall offices are ADA accessible. Individuals needing language assistance may request services by contacting Issander Lopez at 860-757-4946 five days before the meeting. 

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