New Mayor Pro-Tempore Chosen

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The new Common Council, with a 9-6 Democrat majority, started their first meeting in a bi-partisan manner unanimously naming alderpersons to various positions on Wednesday night.

Mayor Erin E. Stewart starting the meeting welcoming all those who were back and those who were voted in last week.

The most important appointment came as Ald. Eva Magnuszewski (D) was the only person nominated for Mayor Pro-Tempore.

Ald. Francisco Santiago (D) nominated Magnuszewski and she was unanimously approved.

“She was on the previous Common Council for eight years. She was majority leader. She is a hard worker and works well with others,” said Santiago when nominating her. “She is also Polish.”

Magnuszewski thanked everyone including her mom who was wathing on television.

“To the voters, thank you for electing all of us to our positions. No matter what party affiliation,” said Magnuszewski. “I look forward to working with all of you regardless of party affiliation. We each have a unique story. A past and a present. We all have feelings. Let us keep our words kind and helpful in person and on social media. Let us keep our dialogue issue based. We are here for a common purpose and that may mean at times finding a third right answer. Let’s show New Britain we can do that.”

Ald. Carlo Carlozzi (D) was named Majority Leader, Ald. Emmanuel Sanchez (D) and Ald. Richard Reyes (D) as Assistant Majority Leaders.

Republicans named Ald. Robert Smedley Minority Leader and Ald. Kristian Rosado as Assistant Minority Leader.

Vernoica DeLandro was named the clerk of committees and was sworn-in.

The following alderpersons were named to the following committees.

COMMITTEE ON ADMINISTRATION, FINANCE AND LAW

*Ald. Richard Reyes, Chair *Ald. Brian Keith Albert, Vice Chair *Ald. Carlo Carlozzi, Jr. Ald. Kristian Rosado Ald. Daniel Salerno *Ald. Emmanuel Sanchez *Ald. Robert Smedley

Names in bold with asterisk are also members of the Standing Claims Subcommittee (others may be appointed as necessary via appointment of the Chairperson).

All members of the committee are also members of the Capital Equipment Reserve Subcommittee.

All members are also members of the Bonding Subcommittee along with two members of the Board of Finance appointed by the Board of Finance.

COMMITTEE ON PLANNING, ZONING AND HOUSING

Ald. Katie Breslin, Chair Ald. Emmanuel Sanchez, Vice Chair Ald. Carlo Carlozzi, Jr. Ald. Jamie Giantonio Ald. Eva Magnuszewski Ald. Don Naples Ald. Kristian Rosado

CONSOLIDATED COMMITTEE

Ald. Francisco Santiago, Chair Ald. Iris Sanchez, Vice Chair Ald. Aram Ayalon Ald. Jamie Giantonio Ald. Eva Magnuszewski Ald. Don Naples Ald. Daniel Salerno

AUDIT COMMITEE

Ald. Emmanuel Sanchez, Chair Ald. Katie Breslin, Vice Chair Ald. Carlo Carlozzi, Jr. Ald. Jamie Giantonio Ald. Eva Magnuszewski Ald. Daniel Salerno

COMMITTEE ON LICENSES

Ald. Francisco Sanchez, Chair Ald. Iris Sanchez, Vice Chair Ald. Wilfredo Pabon

AD HOC COUNCIL COMMITTEE

Alderwoman Eva Magnuszewski and Alderman Robert Smedley

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