Where We Live: Pedro Segarra
Hartford Has a New Mayor
Hartford has a new mayor. He says “there will be changes, and these changes will come quickly.”
The capital city is in need of change, after becoming the latest city in Connecticut to lose a mayor to corruption. Eddie Perez stepped down after being found guilty on 5 charges pertaining to bribery and extortion.
But is Perez an anomaly, or the product of a system of city government that uses its poverty to enrich its politicians? Is the needed change coming because of a mayor headed to prison, or because of drug violence, troubled schools and a civic identity that is often at odds with its suburban neighbors.
Stepping in to try and make these changes is Pedro Segarra, attorney and former city council president. He took over from Perez on Friday evening, pledging to reach out, to listen and to reconnect with the state.
Today, where we live, we’ll talk with Pedro Segarra about his vision for Hartford. Join the conversation.