Mayor Joe Ganim has made appointments to three key boards and commissions that will be referred for approval to the Miscellaneous Matters Committee at Tuesday’s City Council meeting.
The regular legislative meeting has been pushed back a day in honor of Martin Luther King Day.
Ganim has appointed East End Democratic District Leader Ralph Ford to the Civil Service Commission, former city councilor Denese Taylor-Moye to the Parks Commission and Tiheba Bain to the Zoning Board of Appeals.
Ford has served as district leader for decades in the African American rich neighborhood and supported Ganim’s return to the mayoralty in 2015 over then incumbent Bill Finch whom Ganim defeated in a Democratic primary. His selection comes as the city plans to announce a national search for chief of police administered by the Civil Service personnel office.
Taylor-Moye lost her 131st District council seat, covering the South End, Downtown and portion of West End, in a close primary last September to Tyler Mack.
Several speakers are also lined up to address the council on “The Empowered City Council Act” including Bridgeport Generation Now leaders Gemeem Davis, Callie Heilmann and Greater Bridgeport NAACP chief Rev. Stanley Lord.
The speaking portion begins 6:30 p.m., followed by the council session at approximately 7 p.m.
See full council agenda.
This meeting will be conducted by Teleconference. The public may listen by calling the following conference line and then entering the conference code: Dial-In Number: (929) 436-2866 Meeting ID: 381 083 245