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Thursday, January 16, 2020


With the state of politics both nationally and locally, I think many of us are hoping for a glimmer of hope that some politicians actually realize why they are in Office.

Well, we can rule out the newly sworn in Hartford City Council for being able to look at the bigger picture. With all of the problems facing Hartford, apparently the Hartford City Council feels that the greatest problem facing them is being able to silence Former Minority Leader Wildaliz Bermudez. The City Council under the "leadership" (and I use that word loosely) of newly elected Council President Maly Rosado is already becoming mired in the quicksand of Hartford's party politics.

To waste time on the issue of Minority leadership shows that they just don't get it. The minority leadership position has no real value other than having the title on your name plaque. A good Council person can form and build consensus with or without the title to do what is best and needed for Hartford's people.

I am told that years ago, the late Nick Carbone played similar games with Bob Ludgin , also a former Councilman. When Ludgin's title was not recognized, Ludgin moved his "office" into the pay phone booth outside of the Council Chambers to show that he would function and do his job with or without the trappings of a ceremonial title. I think eventually Nick Carbone, who was a master of Hartford Politics negotiated a truce and the Council Business moved forward.

Today , I am told, Bermudez's reserved parking space at City Hall was also taken away from her. This is ridiculous and Council President Rosado needs to remedy this issue and stop the amateur gamesmanship and show that she really understands what leadership is about. If this behavior continues, Rosado's Presidency may start to mirror another Presidency that has been in the news as of late. It doesn't serve anyone , especially the residents of Hartford. Grow up and act like adults