Mayoral candidate Shawn Wooden issued this statement today:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: ANDREW GROSSMAN, WOODEN FOR MAYOR
MONDAY, APRIL 11, 2011 (860) 570-2011
Shawn Wooden's statement on Mayor Segarra's ethical lapse
(Hartford, CT) - Shawn Wooden, Democratic candidate for Mayor, released the following statement today regarding Mayor Segarra's failure to properly disclose his relationship with city contractors and fill out his ethics statements.
"Twice in three weeks, Mayor Segarra has claimed to have forgotten to obey the law. In light of the Courant's investigation and questions raised by a spokesman at HUD, he owes the public a better explanation than that. Claiming memory loss and looking the other way isn't the leadership that Hartford deserves," said Wooden.
"There is a real leadership crisis in City Hall and we must do everything possible to restore the people's trust in our government. These are serious issues and, given the ethical cloud that City Hall has been under in recent years, HUD should investigate this matter on an expedited basis and the U.S. Attorney should investigate as well. Additionally, the City Council must be proactive and look into whether or not a HUD violation would cause the City to be liable for repaying the funds."
"The people of Hartford deserve a government that is open, transparent, honest and accountable. And we deserve leaders who understand the laws and follow the rules."
For more information about Shawn Wooden's candidacy for Mayor, please visit www.WoodenForMayor.com.