Bridgeport Mayor Ganim misses 45-day deadline to restore Columbus statue

Sep 26, 2020 563

BY: Brian Lockhart

Having had the Christopher Columbus statue taken down in Seaside Park, Mayor Joe Ganim indicated this week he wants no role in its future. Friday marked the end of the 45-day window the Parks Commission gave Ganim to restore the likeness of the Italian explorer to its pedestal. But in a statement Wednesday to The Connecticut Post, the mayor claimed it was not his problem.

“It appears at this point that the statue is in the exclusive jurisdiction of the Parks Commission,” Ganim said. “I need to take no further action on this. It is up to the commission as to what to do, and how to do it.” His office did not provide further clarification.

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SOURCE: https://www.lmtonline.com

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