|City attorney Buck Passer as he studied|
the lighting contract for this year's
Christmas lights. "It's all Chinese to me!"
This years Christmas light display contract was awarded to Hong Kong Lights and More after the city council decided that more was better. The other bidder was Kansas City Lights who came in with the lowest bid but council members felt they would get less because their name did not include the word more. It was only after the contract was signed with Hong Kong Lights & More that city attorney Buck Passer discovered the tiny clause in the contract that had not been translated into English. Fearing getting sued, Bridgport officials kept the lights off until a translation could be made. This has dragged on much to the dismay of Bridgeport citizens. On Sunday night Passer flew to China and was able to get the clause translated. When translated, it turned out to only be a phrase which read, "Colored lights made in Hong Kong".
Mayor Ben Dover promised to have the lights throughout the city turned on by this weekend and in the interim invited the Christmas light starved public to drive by his home on Lax Street. His lights have been on since the week before Thanksgiving.
|Mayor Ben Dover's home, lit up for |
all to see.