Wednesday, July 10, 2013
PIGS AT THE TROUGH
Here is a perfect example of what I mean. I think the floodgates have started opening of people more than willing to expose what is going on in this City. Mayor Segarra can not continue to run around the city playing the role of humanitarian and saying he cares about the people of Hartford if he allows this behavior to continue.
Last week a sale was held by Taxserve, a vendor contracted by the City to sell liens on delinquent tax properties. Seven properties were sold. Two of those properties were purchased by Terry Waller, the husband/fiancée/partner, significant other, whatever the title is this week of Hartford's acting Chief Operating Officer Saundra Kee-Borges.
In case you don't recall, Waller is the same Terry Waller that had an unbudgeted position specially created for him by his wife /fiancée/partner, significant other, or whatever the title is this week , Hartford's Acting Chief Operating Officer Saundra Kee-Borges. More on that here
The attached document shows the properties and Waller's bid.
This raises quite a few red flags for me. Was Waller given any special information or treatment related to his bidding on the properties. Might he have been given any inside information as to potential development projects or land deals on the table that the City may be working on.
And the biggest question is why? Between the two of them and their salaries and pensions they are coming in at close to a half a million dollars a year. Do they really need to make more off the backs of Hartford shareholders that are struggling to pay their taxes. Are the potential profits to Waller or Kee-Borges worth knowing that they may be forcing property owners out of their homes or businesses?
This is just another betrayal to Segarra by his close allies and it is not helping him at all if he really does want to rebuild his administration.
A request for comment was made to the Office of the Mayor, no response yet, but I will post it when it is available
Perception is reality and the reality is that this deal stinks.
The document is below, ignore the highlighted line