SEGARRA- "What do I do now, I'm confused"
You would think some sort of apology would be forthcoming, but no, in true Segarra fashion , his explanation on camera was that a "staff person" had screwed up by relying on bad information. No Pedro, you screwed up by relying on bad information from a staff person. At the end of the day, you are at the top of the ladder and it is your fault. That is called LEADERSHIP. I know you have found that it is much easier to throw people under the bus and ignore any accountability, but in the end Hartford deserves some leadership.
But not to beat a dead horse here, but some leadership and accountability might have saved some major problems in the Hartford Fire Department from happening. A strong tone set for what you expected from your Fire Chief and Fire Department might have quite possibly saved a lot of embarrassment as well as a life. Your Chief was warned of dangerous activities by firefighters at the very same house where a firefighter lost his life caused by the same activities the Lieutenant wrote and warned Chief Huertas about. Apparently to this day, nothing has been done or changed. That is not leadership
I guess we shouldn't be surprised Pedro when nothing changes with you. I half expected to hear a lame "I'm sorry , I made a mistake by calling Bronin out. I was wrong" That's what men, or even more importantly LEADERS do. What did you do when your spokesperson sent out the release with a date from a year ago for your State of the City Address? And then it took her over 24 hours to send out the correction. I'm sure in true Segarra fashion you did nothing, In fact it was probably a joke around the office the next day "Guess what that crazy Maribel did now" ha, ha,ha
This is not the way to run a City. We deserve so much more from our LEADERS.
Pedro, look in the mirror tonight after you finish telling yourself how wonderful you are and repeat these words " I am sorry Luke, I screwed up". It probably won't be as difficult as you think and you will have taken the first step down the path of leadership. Try it , you might actually find you like it