Peter Segarra at a recent ribbon cutting for a sidewalk on Tower Avenue
We have heard an awful lot lately about "Hispanic Pride" as Mayor Pedro Segarra fights for his political life. Apparently the Hispanic heritage is important at re-election time, but the Anglo version is just fine at other times, especially when filing for bankruptcy. Peter Segarra is an alias for Pedro Segarra as indicated in the US Bankruptcy filing below. Why would he need to file under the alias Peter Segarra unless he was also using that name to acquire debt he was hoping to discharge under the filing?
Segarra's filing was acquired from the US Federal Court archives.
It also raises questions about Segarra's fitness to manage Hartford's half a billion a year budget when he was unable to properly manage his own finances. Actually, it probably also answers many more questions as to why Hartford is the financial mess that it currently is under Segarra's administration. Especially when it comes to those questioning how Segarra could plunge the City into the unaffordable debt that accompanied the baseball stadium project.
Peter's bankruptcy filing also opened the door for other questions to Segarra's election claims. Mainly, has he really been a Hartford resident for 41 years as he claims? That claim appears to be untrue. According to additional information developed through research, there appears to be a period of at least several years to a decade after the bankruptcy filing and discharge that Segara had actually left Hartford and was practicing law in South Florida in the Miami area. Several addresses are listed in the Miami area for Segarra during that period.
A search of both yellow page listings and white page listings for Pedro E Segarra in the Hartford area during that period show no personal or professional listings for Segarra's home or office. This would seem very unusual for a practicing attorney not to have a business listing if he was really in the Hartford area during that time.
This is important since Segarra continues to make the residency of the endorsed candidate and frontrunner Luke Bronin an issue in the race. It appears that the legitimacy of Segarra's residency claims are being drawn into question by these records .Segarra seems to claim that Bronin's 10 year Hartford residency does not render him fit to be Mayor. I would counter that Segarra's lack of truthfulness is more of an issue than residency ever could be. I could care less if the Bronin family was unloading the moving van coming into Hartford today . As long as he provides leadership and vision to move Hartford forward, the 41 years (or whatever the truth is) means nothing to me. Stale ideas and no vision mean very little.