Mayor Segarra and his partner Charlie Ortiz loading their Home Depot purchases into the City Car Saturday.
Whether it is the former Chief of Staff who stole his car to get a few more bucks of use out of the taxpayers or the Acting COO at the time who crashed her car or maybe the current Chief of Staff who has no intention of living in Hartford.
But I guess the old saying that leadership begins at the top is really true, and if there is no leadership or example coming from the top, what should we expect?
You might recall that after the boyfriend/fiancee/significant other, now Acting Assistant Fire Chief, of Acting COO Saundra Kee-Borges crashed her City car, the City Council apparently passed a resolution restricting the use of City vehicles to the Mayor, Police Chief and Fire Chief for City business and certain others bound by contracts. The City of Hartford Ethics Code is also pretty clear that City Resources are to be used for city business only, not personal use.
The last I knew, Mayor Segarra is being paid over $150,000 per year, is it too much to expect him to use his own car and his own gas when he makes his Saturday run to Home Depot with his partner?
The picture above of Mayor Segarra and his partner loading their purchases into his City car at the West Hartford Home Depot sure doesn't look like City business.
I guess "don't do as I do, do as I say" is a good enough example for the rest of the City workers.