Running unopposed, Bridgeport’s first Latina City Council President Aidee Nieves Monday night was elected to serve another two years as leader of the legislative body. The roll call vote was 17 yes votes with two no votes cast by Maria Pereira and her council partner newcomer Michele Small.
Three other council freshmen Tyler Mack, Aikeem Boyd and Wanda Simmons voted for Nieves.
The remainder of the council agenda was referred to respective committees.
Meanwhile Monday night John Weldon was voted back in as chair during the organizational meeting of the Board of Education.
Nieves announced the following committee assignments:
COMMITTEES OF THE CITY COUNCIL
First two named Councilmembers serve as Co-Chairs
Committee on Budget and Appropriations
Councilmembers: Burns, Newton, McBride-Lee, Herron, McCarthy, Mack, Vizzo-Paniccia.
Committee on Ordinances
Councilmembers: Brown, Roman-Christy, Newton, Lyons, Boyd, Valle, Cruz.
Committee on Public Safety and Transportation
Councilmembers: Valle, Lyons, Cruz, Boyd, Castillo, Simmons, Vizzo-Paniccia.
Committee on Economic and Community Development and Environment
Councilmembers: Valle, Burns, Roman-Christy, Lyons, Mack, McBride-Lee, Brown.
Committee on Miscellaneous Matters
Councilmembers: Vizzo-Paniccia, Mack, Brown, Castillo, Boyd, McCarthy, Simmons.
Committee on Contracts
Councilmembers: McCarthy, Herron, Cruz, Roman-Christy, Pereira, Silva, Newton.
Committee on Education and Social Services
Councilmembers: Cruz, Boyd, Simmons, Silva, Pereira, Lyons.