City employee City Councilman Richard Paoletto has announced his retirement from his paid position as well as his resignation from the City Council representing the Upper East Side, following a second sexual harassment claim against him in five years.
“Today, I’m announcing my retirement from the City of Bridgeport. During my tenure as a city employee, serving most recently as the acting deputy director of housing and commercial enforcement, we’ve accomplished a lot. I’m proud of my work, as well as that of my colleagues. But I believe it’s the right time in my life to spend time with my family and move onto the next chapter of my life.
“I’m also announcing today that I will be stepping down as a city councilman, submitting my resignation to the city clerk after our next meeting. This is another area where I believe my work, as well as the work of my fellow council members, have done a lot of good for folks across our city. But it’s the right time for me to step down from this as well, and to instead concentrate on other endeavors.
“Thanks to everyone for their support over the years, and it’s been a pleasure serving the people of Bridgeport both as a city employee and as a city council member. I’m grateful for the opportunity, and look forward to what the future holds.”
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