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Pedro E. Segarra

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  • Finally, A Hot Race For Hartford Mayor

    Finally, A Hot Race For Hartford Mayor
    When Hartford voters adopted a strong-mayor charter in 2002 to replace an ineffective weak-mayor system, one hope was that the new office — a real rather than mostly ceremonial job — would draw stronger fields of candidates. It has taken a...
  • Hartford Sues 'Scarborough 11' In Zoning Fight

    Hartford Sues 'Scarborough 11' In Zoning Fight
    HARTFORD — The city of Hartford is suing the homeowners of a Scarborough Street mansion at the center of a zoning battle, asking for a court ruling that would allow the city to enforce a cease-and-desist order and hand down civil penalties. A...
  • More On Participatory Budgeting

    More On Participatory Budgeting
    Last week the city held two sessions on Participatory Budgeting -- a method by which the public has a say in how money is spent -- as it considers whether to adopt the practice. One of the presentations was delivered to the council's operations,...
  • Apparent Nepotism In Hartford City Jobs Looks Bad

    Apparent Nepotism In Hartford City Jobs Looks Bad
    Nepotism is fine in a family-owned business, but it has no place in municipal government. The taxpayers deserve the best and brightest, not the best connected. An audit released this week suggests the favoritism fix was in for several well-connected job...
  • Kee Borges Seeks Ethics Inquiry Into Hiring Practices Audit

    Kee Borges Seeks Ethics Inquiry Into Hiring Practices Audit
    HARTFORD — Former Corporation Counsel Saundra Kee Borges, a subject of an audit report that raised concerns about possible nepotism at city hall, has asked an ethics panel to review the situation. Kee Borges sent a letter Wednesday, one day...
  • Hartford Officials' Relatives Appear To Get Job Preference

    Hartford Officials' Relatives Appear To Get Job Preference
    HARTFORD — A Department of Human Resources audit of hiring practices in the Department of Public Works found that relatives of city officials appeared to receive preferential treatment in the hiring process. The audit, compiled by Chief Auditor H....
  • Mayors, Selectmen Plead With State To Restore Budget Cuts

    Mayors, Selectmen Plead With State To Restore Budget Cuts
    HARTFORD — Mayors and first selectmen went to the Capitol on Friday to urge legislators to restore millions of dollars that have been cut in Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's proposed budget. Town leaders had initially breathed a sigh of relief when...
  • Report: Despite Efforts, City Struggles To Collect Housing Loans

    Report: Despite Efforts, City Struggles To Collect Housing Loans
    HARTFORD — An audit has found that the city has not collected on millions of dollars of housing grant-funded loan payments, going back as far 25 years in some cases. In a report this month to Thomas Deller, the city's director of the Department...
  • Fire Official Rapped For Remarks To Captain, But Report Says No Threat Made

    Fire Official Rapped For Remarks To Captain, But Report Says No Threat Made
    HARTFORD – A report commissioned by city hall has found fault with remarks a high-ranking fire official made to a captain before the captain's scheduled sworn testimony to medical-response regulators about a suspended firefighter, but concluded...
  • Hartford Budget Proposal Puts PCB Cleanup at $4M

    Hartford Budget Proposal Puts PCB Cleanup at $4M
    HARTFORD — The city estimates that clearing the contamination at Clark Elementary School could cost $4 million, a rough guess included in a draft of Hartford's capital improvement plans. The 2015-16 proposal indicates that the state would fund...
  • Participatory Budgeting in Hartford?

    Participatory Budgeting in Hartford?
    As the release of Mayor Pedro Segarra's 2015-16 budget approaches, city officials are considering using a strategy under which the public could decide how money is spent. City officials are weighing Participatory Budgeting, a process in which...