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10/8/2020 - Mayor Ganim, City of Bridgeport Update Public Safety and Quality of Life Concerns in the North End


Mayor Joseph P. Ganim
Bridgeport, CT

For Immediate Release                                                                             
October 8, 2020                                                                                   

MAYOR GANIM, CITY OF BRIDGEPORT UPDATE PUBLIC SAFETY AND QUALITY OF LIFE CONCERNS IN THE NORTH END


BRIDGEPORT, CT – Mayor Ganim announced that various city departments addressing public safety and quality of life concerns in the North End of Bridgeport have been taking action.

Following multiple complaints by North End residents, business owners, and concerns voiced by North End City Council members, Mayor Ganim has called for city officials to perform inspections of properties and enforcement of ordinances designed to curb noise, overcrowding, and parking violations.

“This is not a time for residents to take risks or intentionally make neighbors feel uncomfortable.  The restrictions and protocols inflicted upon all of us due to COVID should be taken seriously and with consideration.  Any infringement on public safety, and quality of life by anyone in our city won’t be tolerated. Overcrowding and noise violations are being addressed with authority in the North End.”

Residents should be advised that various departments are inspecting and enforcing housing code and noise violations, along with parking enforcement. In the last two months, the city has issued notices of violation or tickets to 12 of the 18 properties that have been inspected. 

Additionally, landlords of three properties that were observed to be overcrowded are complying with city requests or violations, and have agreed to take immediate action to reduce the number of unrelated individuals living at their property to ensure compliance. 

North End residents may report public safety and quality of life issues that may be related to SHU students at 203-371-7995, or call the Bridgeport Police non-emergency line at 203-576-7671, always call 911 for an emergency.

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