Wow, it’s not like you’re short of political gossip on Thanksgiving weekend, right? Bill Finch’s political feathers have been plucked by Joe Ganim in a historic return as mayor. There’s not a lot of love between Finch and Ganim even though Ganim provided Finch gainful employment on several occasions in the 1990s. So it goes in the strange world of city politics as Ganim prepares to resume office.
If you’re thinking about attending Ganim’s inaugural that will include oath of office for mayor, City Council, city clerk, town clerk, city sheriffs and school board, ceremonies will take place Tuesday 6 p.m. outdoors on the grounds of McLevy Green at the corner of State and Main. Parking will likely be tight so consider Downtown paid lots on John Street, Middle Street and State Street. Or arrive early and park on side streets. If weather does not cooperate the 1,400-seat Klein Memorial Auditorium on Fairfield Avenue will host the inauguration.
According to the City Charter Ganim technically becomes mayor “at 12:01 a.m., local time, on the first day of December.”