Dear Mr. Brookman,
Thank you for your blog post on the blue light program. Your blog is widely read and I appreciate your help in spreading awareness of the meaning of the flashing blue lights. Please note that the City has installed signage at two locations: Sisson and West & Park and Main. These two locations are gateways to the areas of the City where we encounter the highest frequency of non-compliance with parking bans. These locations are also proximate to entrances to two of the newly-created free resident snow storm parking areas. Additional signs have already been manufactured and will be placed as soon as possible. Every blue light will be accompanied by a sign. This brief delay was due to a backorder situation on the DOT standard wire-span hanger brackets. Alternative brackets have been identified and are now in transit to the City. Installation will proceed immediately and take approximately two days. We are working as quickly as possible to reduce incidents of ticketing and towing while ensuring the ability of DPW operators to clear the streets curb-to-curb. Again, thank you for getting this information out.
David A. Tanner
City of Hartford Department of Public Works