November 9, 2009

Larson: Trying to get money for flood control

The city's anti-flooding effort has been more or less on hold while waiting for approval for federal funding of what's needed to help control the water during heavy rains.
U.S. Rep. John Larson, an East Hartford Democrat whose 1st District includes Bristol, said today that he's "working on it."
Larson said that the money should be included in the next appropriations bill.
"We hope that will be approved," said Larson. "I don't see any reason why it won't."
Larson said it's his job to round up the cash sought by Bristol and other towns in his district.
The study, if funded, would be done by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

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Anonymous said...


This was started under the last administration. Why so long?

Anonymous said...

Maybe because the current "Administration" hates going to meetings and disbanded the Flood and Erosion Control Board last year, in violation of City Charter.

Anonymous said...

Larson will keep saying he is looking and will get credit for doing so.

Anonymous said...


You are wrong.

Art made himself a one person committee, a TZAR of sorts.

Anonymous said...

How many other efforts has ward, will ward disband?
Flood control, theater, parks effort, no support of west end effort, no activity on route 6 effort etc etc.

He is a dud!
But the republicans luv him.

Odin said...

4:47 -

Did you mean to say Czar, or Tsar? Or maybe TASER? That's Art: a blast of 50,000 volts!!

Anonymous said...

Will the money go for sandbags?

Anonymous said...


Now I get it.

Sandbags were Wards solution if I remember correctly.

Anonymous said...

Artie, drag your feet until spring, then cry for help!!