Mayor Joe Ganim on Wednesday is scheduled to release findings and recommendations made by his 75-member transition team chaired by University of Bridgeport President Neil Salonen, former Town Clerk Alma Maya and State Rep. Charlie Stallworth who’s also a member of the administration.
It’s tradition for a new administration to form a transition task force to review government for greater efficiency and cost savings. Often times it’s for show with not a lot of meat on the bones. Ganim asserts this one will be different.
When Ganim announced his transition team last November following his general election victory he said “The greatest work that is done for the public good is accomplished by a team, and no mayor can accomplish anything alone. This transition task force comprises some of the best minds in our city, and is a group of dedicated men and women from different backgrounds who have each worked hard to improve our quality of life. Bridgeport’s transition team is both broad and diverse, and will be thorough in its work. We will also be inclusive, transparent and free from conflicts of interest–that is the tone I am setting for my administration.”
The transition team includes the following committees: Community and Neighborhood Services, Economic Development and Small Business, Education and Youth, Government Accountability and Transparency, Government Operations and Financial Policies, Public Safety and Emergency Services.
See more about transition team and members here.