Incoming City Council members promised to serve as a stronger check on the executive branch and so far a number of them are putting words into action. Council members have heard constituent horror stories about the collection process of the Water Pollution Control Authority, an area that a young Joe Ganim vehemently questioned as a mayoral candidate in the early 1990s.
CT Post reporter Brian Lockhart has more:
In an extremely rare move, a frustrated City Council committee Tuesday voted to subpoena a trio of individuals involved in collecting sewer use fees and foreclosing on homeowners who fall behind on those payments.
“I’m not going to keep coming to meetings when people don’t have the courtesy to show up,” said Councilman Ernie Newton.
It was Newton who made the motion for the Ordinance Committee to exercise its power to legally order Water Pollution Control Authority (WPCA) Acting General Manager William Robinson, Russell Liskov, a municipal attorney, and prominent private counsel Juda Epstein to attend a special meeting next Monday evening.
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