Stamford Looks For Upgrades In 2013

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Ted Jankowski, Stamford's director of Public Safety, Health, and Wellness, is hoping to increase response times to improve the safety and well-being of people in the city. Photo Credit: Anthony Buzzeo

STAMFORD, Conn. — As 2012 came to a close, the Stamford Daily Voice asked people to share their hopes and expectations for the city in the New Year.

Ted Jankowski, director of Public Safety, Health, and Welfare, who came to Stamford early in 2012, described the past year as an honor to work with the staff and he looks forward to improving practices in place by police, fire, and medical responders.

“We will continue to be responsive to the needs of the community and explore different ways to improve prevention, preparedness, and emergency response initiatives and to provide the highest quality of services possible,” Jankowski said in an e-mail, “Providing effective and appropriate public safety, health and welfare for the residents and visitors of the city of Stamford is paramount for 2013.”

The Stamford Daily Voice’s Facebook page also received a number of comments from readers, sharing what they wanted to change in Stamford.

“We need more crosswalks on Strawberry Hill (Avenue),” Audrey McCall said.

Thomas Mullan called for more electrical workers from Local Union 3 to get more work in the city.

Sharon Torpey DeLuca would like to see Stamford get larger recycling bins and smaller garbage bins, saying that her recycling bin is overflowing and garbage bin is nearly empty. “Easy solution, just switch them,” she said, adding that she was happy that the city allows people to recycle so much.

Roger Smith said he would like a change of mayor, which could happen as Michael Pavia’s first term in the position will end in 2013. Three people, Democrats Eileen Heaphy and Jeff Curtis, and Republican Jerry Pia, have filed paperwork to form exploratory committees for a potential run for the post.

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