The full City Council Monday night is scheduled to vote on a resolution “requesting that the City of Bridgeport be declared a “WELCOMING CITY,” something of a compromise after Mayor Joe Ganim balked at declaring the Park City also a “sanctuary city” in deference to Donald Trump’s threat he’d withhold money to communities and states defying his immigration policies playing out in federal court. Opponents to Trump’s policies argue it’s illegal for him to impose punishment.
Ganim and Police Chief AJ Perez say they will not waste limited resources helping the federal government force Trump immigration policies on undocumented immigrants. At the same time Ganim’s not prone to piss off a president who keeps score on the most mundane matters. Ganim and Trump first met 25 years ago when Trump eyed Bridgeport for potential development. Ganim’s hoping that relationship pays off in federal infrastructure investments to the city.
Full agenda here.