Former City Councilman Tom Mulligan, way back in the day, referred to City Council meetings as the “Monday night fights.” Well, seems like the poop is really flying now between members of a council committee and City Attorney’s Office over Water Pollution Control Authority collections.
CT Post reporter Brian Lockhart has more:
Frustrated City Council members have proposed a six month moratorium blocking City Hall’s controversial efforts to collect late sewer use fees through property foreclosures.
“You wanna hold us up, we’ll hold you up,” Councilman Marcus Brown told two municipal lawyers Tuesday during a tension-filled ordinance committee meeting, which Brown co-chaired.
That committee has launched an aggressive–and at times seemingly unwieldy–probe into the city’s longtime use of private collection attorneys, the courts and property foreclosures to go after bills owed the Water Pollution Control Authority. The council hopes to reform that process and set up an improved mediation program for homeowners who have fallen too far behind.
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