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3/21/2018 - Mayor Ganim, Bridgeport City Council Break Record for Shortest City Council Meeting

Mayor Joseph P. Ganim
Bridgeport, CT

For Immediate Release
March 21, 2018

For More Information:
Dalmarys Matos (203) 576-7201

Press Release

Mayor Ganim, Bridgeport City Council Break Record for Shortest City Council Meeting
Some City Council Members Refute the Recognition on a Technicality

Bridgeport, CT – Mayor Ganim and certain Bridgeport City Council members today are proud to announce Monday, March 19, 2018 will go down as the shortest City Council Meeting in Bridgeport’s history. The record breaking meeting which began at 7:10 p.m. was exactly four minutes and 48 seconds.

“It is never about pace but efficiency,” said Mayor Ganim. “Although I am pleased to say we accomplished a lot in a short amount of time. As Bridgeport’s leadership, we are charged with the same mission. So when we work collaboratively we achieve so much more.”

The unusually short agenda of Monday’s City Council meeting also contributed to its brevity. This meeting began like any other with a prayer, the pledge, roll call and approval of minutes, followed by communications to be referred to committees. What set this meeting apart was the lack of agenda items. There were no items that needed to be discussed or acted upon by city council, which meant there were no items that required a final vote.

According to Tom McCarthy, this was not the shortest session due to a technicality. “That is bologna! After leaving City Council chambers, we moved into an executive session behind closed doors. This is technically still apart of Monday’s meeting so although the portion in the chambers was brief it does not go down as the shortest meeting in Bridgeport’s history,” said Tom McCarthy.
Mayor Ganim continues to praise Monday’s session as record breaking and hopes to stay on trend to carry out all agenda items in an expedited fashion.