On this holy day of resurrection, Acting Police Chief Rebeca Garcia must atone for ghosting the City Council’s budget committee meeting.
From Brian Lockhart, CT Post:
A scheduled teleconferenced meeting for the City Council to examine one of its most important municipal budgets–for the police department–with top officials from the force was curtailed Saturday after the chief and an aide did not attend.
Whether the parties will be able to meet before the council finalizes its budget by May 10 remains to be seen.
“For us to do this and then we don’t have people to show up, it’s just not right,” said Councilman Ernie Newton, a chairman of the Budget Committee, which has been meeting almost daily with various department directors to analyze Mayor Joe Ganim’s draft of the 2022-23 municipal fiscal plan.
“This is just another poor reflection on (police) leadership,” Councilman Matthew McCarthy said.
… Garcia in an emailed statement to Hearst Connecticut Media afterward clarified, “I am recovering from a procedure which I respectfully will not expound upon.” But, she said, she attended “the Christian flag-raising” at City Hall for the Easter holiday and had thought her prior request to postpone her budget hearing had been accepted.
Full story here.