Danbury Mayor On Trimming the Budget + More During the Pandemic
Every Tuesday morning, since the start of the COVID-19 virus outbreak in our area, I have had Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton on the show to discuss the state of the city.
This week, Mayor Mark talked about planning the city's new budget during the economic crisis caused by the pandemic:
"We're in the process of posting our new budget for the city. Given the state of the economy, and given the fact that so many people are out of work, we really had to trim back on what we wanted to do this year, but it will keep the wheels turning for another year for us."
The mayor was also concerned about a potential rebound for the virus if city residents don't follow the state's safety recommendations:
"The Governor has asked that everyone wear masks when they are out, and we're asking all our residents to do the same. It's a crazy time, but we all have to work together. As frustrated as we are of the current climate, we have to work at not having a rebound of the virus. I'm very concerned that if people in the city are not following the guidelines, we will continue to see a rise in the COVID-19 cases. As far as a return to normal, I don't see Danbury getting back to where we were before for at least a year or so."
He also talked about how well the "Make Some Noise Danbury" went on Saturday night:
"It was just incredible to see the community come out and show their support. I've been the Mayor of the city for over 19 years now, and I've never seen the community come together like this. People are concerned, they're fired up, they want to help. It was a great night for Danbury."
Listen every Tuesday morning at 7:10 and 8:10 for the Mayor's update during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here's the entire interview from this week: