Former Mayor Joe Ganim says if you bring him back to City Hall, he’ll launch a “Broken Sidewalk Program” promising to invest $1 million towards beautification that will also limit lawsuits that cost taxpayers money.
“Homeowners have seen their sidewalks neglected in Bridgeport with no tangible response from the current administration,” says Gaim in a news release. “When elected mayor, I’m ready to tackle these problems head-on with this new sidewalk initiative.”
Ganim’s plan promises:
• $1 million from the Local Capital Improvement Funds (LOCIP) towards sidewalk beautification.
• Up to $2000 per home will be paid by the city, for homeowner sidewalk repairs, with exceptions for the biggest of safety issues.
• Curbing future liabilities for injury; preventing future lawsuits.
“Not only will this plan allow for us to potentially create jobs, but it also will ensure that Bridgeport’s children can ride their bicycle, scooter or roller blade without fear or risk of injury,” Ganim said.
Ganim’s release included a statement from former Bridgeport Assistant City Attorney Christopher Meyer, a Ganim supporter from Black Rock, who addressed liability concerns.
“Joe’s plan will surely save the city countless of dollars in lawsuits. This initiative is a no-brainer.”
Unless, of course, you slip on the sidewalk and crack your brain.