Citizens from all walks of life shared their thoughts on how the city handled the snow removal during the Blizzard of 2013.  The meeting ran over the hour allotted time and was extended another half hour.  It appears most views were shared as there was no opposition as the city council moved into their meeting without objection after the half hour extension.  I’ve condensed the two and a half hour discussion to under ten minutes.  It was very apparent everyone’s ideas were very well thought out and worth consideration.

By Stephen Krauchick

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6 thoughts on “Citizens Share Thoughts On Snow Removal In Bridgeport CT”
  1. The CT officials did a great job and worked long hours to do their job and yes it took a while but it got done. People seem to forget that they are regular humans it seems to me like people just love to complain and have nohing better to do than to play the blame game. Come on BPT citizens we have bigger problems out here. Get over it already.

  2. If your street still hasn’t been plowed then go outside and clean it yourself. People were asked to report streets that were not plowed. If you didn’t report it then get together with friends, neighbors and family and clean it. That’s what most of us did. Like Nestor Diaz said, get over it we have other things to worry about like crime.

  3. The massive snow storm was not the fault of the Mayor, it was nature. Those who plow our streets are human and needed their very streets and homes also plowed to even get out to do their jobs. They were under the same orders from the State as we were, to stay home until the snow ceased. People who complain and complained need to exercise more compassion and patience in situations as this. Those who were able to, should have got off their lazy asses and plowed what they could just as I did, instead of bickering and complaining. Get a spine and take care of yourself instead of waiting for others to take care of you and what you can.

  4. Everyone is frustrated and understandably. Of course there is no one to blame for the snow, it was a winter storm. The issue is the way things were handled from the beginning. First we were told that the drivers were taken off the road for safety. Then we were told that the drivers couldn’t even get in because of the weather. Which is it?
    We were told that the main roads would be cleared first, then secondary and residential streets.Yet even though Main Street was listed as passable, there was a police car facing the wrong way in 5 blocks from St Vincent’s on Sunday afternoon. Later that day the list of passable roads expanded to include residential streets in the Beardsley Park area. Dupont Place, a cul de sac, was cleared out Sunday morning, yet Main Street was one single lane of traffic in one direction. It makes no logical sense.
    Sure, there was a lot of complaining, but even more important, people coming together to help each other out and get things done. That alone proves that the people in this city are more valuable than most people give them credit for. Sadly, the way the people who run the city responded to the storm is embarrassing, and only gives others more ammunition when complaining about our city.

  5. Some of you ppl got it all wrong know one is blamimg the storm on the mayor. What we are saying is his lack of being prepared we all knew the storm was coming so when the weather man says we can get up to 30 inchs of snow then thats what you prepare for. That much of snow you know you need payloaders he knows the city doesnt have them so him as being mayor his job is to come up with a plan to fill the void. He should have contacted the local contsruction companies and put them on stand by for storm clean up so when it started to get bad they would have deployed but with a PLAN in place. I say construction companies because they have heavy equipment in which was needed to clean up the snow thats where his payloders would of came from. This mayor seems like he does everything on the fly his mayoring skills are very poor. Evertime he gets a chance to really lead this city in which he was voted to do he fails us. The people of this city will have there chance come election time and he can forget about getting voted to another term. HE’S DONE !!!!!!!!!!

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