On Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mayor Bill Finch is scheduled to join Democratic City Council members Sue Brannelly and Steve Stafstrom for a planned beautification at St. Mary’s-by-the-Sea in Black Rock. Could their Republican opponents Rick Torres and Phil Blagys be far behind? So far the council battle for Black Rock has been a campaign of cordiality. Politicking is civilized in The Rock. Please, someone start a fight.
Brannelly and Stafstrom kicked out this invite on Facebook:
For the past several months, we have been working on making improvements to our neighborhood parks. First, was the restoration of Seabright Beach. Now, we are in the process of refreshing St. Mary’s. This week, the City started various sidewalk improvements, including creating a ramp at the end of the seawall and repairing damaged sections of the sidewalk along Ash Creek. You will also soon see the instillation of dog mitt post and repairs to the deco lights, among other improvements. Now we need your help to finish the job: this Saturday, Sept 28th we need volunteers to help re-plant the flower beds along Eames Blvd. Groundwork Bridgeport and the City will provide the plants and tools. We just need your hands to help with the digging!
Brannelly and Stafstrom recently launched a campaign website.
Torres and Blagys will soon launch a Facebook page.
The City Council has been a GOP desert for years, but Republicans believe they have a decent shot at capturing at least one if not both seats on the city’s budget and legislative body with Torres and Blagys, two well-known figures in the neighborhood, running in the 130th District.