Tuesday, December 31, 2013

CITY COUNCIL VOTES TO EXTEND 2013 BY ONE DAY

UNPRECEDENTED MOVE HAS SOME WONDERING IF THIS COUNCIL HASN'T LOST TOUCH WITH REALITY...

BRIDGEPORT

In a last ditch effort to correct a planning mistake in this years city plan, Mayor Ben Dover called a special meeting last night at the Pickled Factory on Main St. in uptown Bridgeport.  All council members were present or accounted for including Iken Doolittle, who ran against the mayor in the election this year.
Mayor Dover getting some pool time while
in Mexico for Christmas.
By chance on Sunday December 29th, City Planning Secretary Ella Vader noticed a glitch in the city's public affairs website.  The Bridgeport New Years Day parade had somehow been mistakenly scheduled for this Thursday, which is actually January 2, 2014. A frantic phone call was made to Mayor Dover, who was spending the holidays with friends in Mexico.  He immediately chartered a flight home to take charge of the situation.
After returning to Bridgeport yesterday, the mayor made a conference call with council members for some brain storming, which ended in silence.  He then called an emergency meeting to be held at the trendy bar uptown, the Pickled Factory.
After an exhausting debate, it was determined that the only remedy was to extend the year by one day or be sued by hundreds of people and companies scheduled to be in the city's biggest parade.  With an official date change all parties under contract would have to perform as contracted or face a lawsuit in the city's favor.
The lone dissenter in the vote,  city attorney Pat McGroin, said that by moving the date back one day might help the city in the short term, but to the outside world it would still be January 2 and everyone would be back to work that day, not watching a parade.  The vote to extend the year remained at 5 to 1.
CHANNEL 1 NEWS will be here no matter what date it is.  Happy New Year to all!!


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