(July 8, 2013) On Tuesday morning, Mayor Pedro E Segarra will join Judge Raymond Norko of Hartford Community Court, Police Chief James Rovella, CEO of the Metro Hartford Alliance Oz Griebel, CEO of Hartford Public Library Matt Poland and members of Hartford 2000 for a news conference to launch Hartford 2000’s Quality of Life Initiative. The Quality of Life Initiative is a collaborative effort involving residents, businesses, Police, city departments, and other community stakeholders to enforce neighborhood standards throughout the City of Hartford.
(July 5, 2013) – With temperatures expected to be in the mid 90’s for the July 4th Holiday weekend, Mayor Pedro E. Segarra is reminding residents to take precautions during the excessive heat.
“Even though we’ve seen hotter temperatures, the humidity level is high so everyone should take the necessary precautions to stay cool,” said Mayor Segarra. “I encourage everyone to check on their neighbors or friends, especially the elderly or those who may be more susceptible to the effects of the heat to make sure they are ok.”
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(June 25, 2013) – Mayor Pedro E. Segarra today made the following statement regarding President Obama’s Climate Change Proposal:
“I applaud the President’s efforts today. Future generations have enough burdens to face in the years to come. We should do everything possible to ensure they have access to a healthy, safe environment. Hartford was one of the first cities in Connecticut to adopt the State’s C-PACE financing, we’re adding solar panels to an additional 10 buildings this year, we continue to perform retro-commissioning updates, and we’ve established a Clean Energy Task Force to draft Hartford’s first Strategic Energy Plan. I support the President’s leadership on this issue, and will continue to make Hartford an example of how cities nationwide can reduce their climate impact."
(June 25, 2013) – With temperatures expected to be into the 90's today and tomorrow, City officials have ordered the opening of four cooling centers in the City of Hartford. Members of the Hartford Fire Department’s Special Services Unit will be disseminating water bottles on site. An air quality alert will also be in effect for the Hartford area due to high levels of ozone in the air. Residents are encouraged to take proper precautions including limiting outside activities, staying hydrated, wearing loose fitting clothing and taking time to check on neighbors, and friends who might be homebound.
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