(November 15, 2012) –Mayor Pedro E. Segarra today released the following statement after the announcement that the City of Hartford’s Office of Management and Budget received the Distinguished Budget Award from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) for the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report Development of the Annual General Fund and Grants Budget for Fiscal Year 2010-2011 2011-2012. The award acknowledges Excellence in Financial Reporting Budget Preparation and Reporting in the United States and Canada.
(November 6, 2012) –Mayor Pedro E. Segarra today released the following statement regarding Election Day.
“Election Day, a fundamental right and responsibility,” said Mayor Segarra. “There are men and women who have died to protect this right; to ensure a peaceful transfer of power; to guarantee individual freedom. Today we must honor their sacrifices by taking a few moments out of our extremely busy days to cast a ballot. Every single vote matters.”
(October 30, 2012) –Mayor Pedro E. Segarra today released the following statement on the City of Hartford’s recovery response for Hurricane Sandy.
“The City of Hartford was not hit as hard as other cities and towns in Connecticut but our preparation greatly mitigated the impact of Hurricane Sandy on our residents and will facilitate a quick and efficient recovery,” said Mayor Segarra. “We had all emergency crews activated early and we aggressively communicated to our residents the status of the storm at all times. Hartford Public Schools and City Offices will be open tomorrow, Wednesday, October 31. Families can move forward with their Halloween plans. Now we are in full recovery and response mode and we are doing everything possible to return to normalcy. Over half of the 3,500 residents who lost power have had it restored. The City of Hartford is extending Police and Fire Mutual Aid to other towns and cities in need of these particular recovery services.”
(October 29, 2012) – Mayor Pedro E. Segarra and Chief of Police James C. Rovella today announced the untimely death of Sergeant Richard Rodriguez, Jr. Sergeant Rodriguez has served the City of Hartford since 1990, first as a Police and Fire Dispatcher then as a Police Officer. He joined the Police Department and graduated from the Police Academy on May 2, 1996. Sergeant Rodriguez spent many years active with the Hartford Police Union including six years as the Union President. His passing is a great loss for the city.