Remember the old Actors Colony in Seymour? A bunch of entertainment legends played there. They could have an Actors Colony wing in City Hall given the unfilled permanent department head positions. CT Post reporter Brian Lockhart provides this update on filling slots.
The city is moving forward with filling two key department head vacancies.
The full City Council is expected at its Sept. 7 meeting to vote on a contract promoting Ebony Jackson-Shaheed from acting to permanent health director.
Meanwhile a search is underway for a new personnel director to replace David Dunn who, along with former Police Chief Armando Perez, in May began serving time in federal prison for conspiring to help Perez cheat in 2018 to become top cop. That hire will then be expected to oversee a nationwide search to replace Perez, whose role has been filled by Assistant-turned-Acting Chief Rebeca Garcia since Perez’s and Dunn’s arrest last Sept. 10.
“We have to stop having temporary directors. It’s not the way to run a city,” Councilwoman Jeanette Herron said Monday.
Earlier this month the contracts committee Herron co-chairs supported Ganim’s nomination of Jackson-Shaheed and forwarded it to the full council to act upon at its September meeting.
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