I've said it many times here before, but I often wonder if Pedro Segarra is delusional or just really out of touch wth his City? Wednesday evening Max Reiss had a great piece questioning some of Segarra's claims. Again everything is someone else's fault , it is never Pedro's responsibility. Apparently, according to Segarra, Hartford's spike in homicides and violent crime is Governor Malloy's fault. The facts aren't there to back Pedro's clams up, but we know it must be true because Pedro says so.
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I wonder why the Governor seems to get it, when our Mayor doesn't. Malloy was accompanied on a walking tour through the crime ridden Northend by a local pastor AJ Johnson. In the 95 degree heat and stifling humidity, ,Malloy, Pastor Johnson and others were actually "taking it to the streets" to hear the concerns of concerned residents. Segarra, who had promised to take his campaign "to the streets" was too busy to accompany them, he was cutting a ribbon and kissing babies for the photo ops in Baby Pope Park. Why is it that a young pastor is more in touch with his community than the Mayor is, and why is it that a Pastor has more vision to get things done than Segarra?
At the same time, Segarra's challenger, Democratic endorsed nominee Luke Bronin was also taking it to the streets , walking and listening to the concerns of business people and residents in the Upper Albany area.. Maybe Pedro needs to update his GPS to be able to find Upper Albany. I think he usually just follows the television live trucks to the latest homicide scene.
At a 5:00pm news conference on the steps of City Hall, Segarra unveiled his Council slate, his choice of retreads that have been complicit in leading us down our path to destruction. Ken Kennedy, Kyle Anderson and Edward Casares. Ken, just a note, I never did get all those documents you said you were going to deliver to "my fat ass" to show your accomplishments during your stellar 14 year career on the Council. Read more about that here http://wethepeoplehartford.blogspot.com/2015/05/touching-nerve.html
And to continue the hypocrisy, I am getting tired of Segara's claims that he is qualified to be Mayor because he has lived her for 41 years. He seems to be claiming that Bronin can't make a good Mayor because he has only lived here a decade or so. I think Segarra is disproving his argument everyday. Even a 41 year resident can make a lousy Mayor, just look at Pedro's record. I don't care is someone has been here only 6 months, if they show leadership and vision, they are more qualified than Pedro Segarra has been after 41 years.
And at the same time the hypocrisy gets even better.Segarra introduced one member of his Council slate who most likely has far less time in Hartford than the Bronin's. I have never seen him at a community meeting or even heard his name before. Apparently his claim to fame is that he is the roommate of Segarra's scheduler. Actually correct that, his scheduler was recently promoted to Segarra's Deputy Chief of Staff with a sizable raise. I defy anyone to find either the positions of Scheduler or Deputy Chief of Staff as authorized positions in the Mayor's Office as defined in Hartford's Charter.
You probably also won't find the authorization for an assistant media spokesperson or a videographer in the Charter either. But apparently it is Governor Malloy's fault tat we don't have the money to hire cops, but Pedro has a scheduler, imagine that.
Pedro, can you say hypocrite? It is time we demand honesty and integrity from our Mayor. I think we have a better chance of getting that from Bronin , even after he has lived here for 10 years or 41 years.
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