When a state like Connecticut has seen a governor and multiple mayors wind up in jail, elected officials should be extra careful to avoid corruption or the appearance of corruption.
Unfortunately, thanks to Mayor Blake’s action or inaction, it’s become easy to imagine a ‘Mayor for Sale” sign in front of the .
In the last election, lawyers from the Bridgeport law firm Pullman Comley made some political contribution far in excess of any other firm that handles bonding. They made huge contributions to Mayor Blake and 2 other Democratic mayoral candidates. All 3 Democrats won and all 3 switched their city’s bonding business to Pullman.
Blake’s defense has been that he was informed about what was going on but was uninvolved. As mayor, I think the people of Milford would hope he would take a little more interest in what’s going on.