Mayor Vetoes Mandatory Furloughs, Restores Some Money For Police, Fire

Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarro has vetoed the City Council’s call for mandatory furloughs of unclassified city workers,  and has disapproved or reduced some of the Council’s other expenditures.

Segarra also restored a million dollars of the two-million dollar cut for police services.   The mayor says the money is needed to operate a police class beginning in January —  and says without the officers,  the city will fall below the staffing required for two federal grants.

He also says without additional staffing,  police department overtime will go up.  He added half a million back from the million cut for the fire department,  as well trimming other cuts made by the council, including the Department of Human Resources and the Registrar of Voters.  And he restored half of a $300-thousand cut for overtime for special events in the city.

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