Support journalism that matters to you

Since COVID-19 impacts us all and we want everyone in our community to have the important information they need, we have decided to make all coronavirus related stories free to read on theday.com/coronavirus. While we are providing free access to articles, they are not free to produce. The newsroom is working long hours to provide you the news and information you need during this health emergency. Please consider supporting our work by subscribing or donating.

Finizio reiterates support for surveillance cameras, better lighting

New London — On the heels of two community forums with downtown business owners, Mayor Daryl Justin Finizio today reiterated his support for a surveillance camera, lighting and signage system as an immediate step to address some of the concerns downtown.

Finizio, in a meeting with members of The Day's editorial board, said the system could be installed and operational by this summer. Earlier this month, the City Council tabled a request to approve $300,000 in bonding to fund the project.

At Wednesday's forums, business owners expressed their worry that there is not enough of a police presence in the city's main commercial district. Budget reductions led to cuts in the police force, the mayor said, and the current staffing level does not allow for a constant downtown presence.

Finizio also said Thursday that he plans to meet with business owners at the next City Center District meeting and will discuss the possibility of having businesses leave lights at the front of buildings on to cut down on dark sidewalks and alleviate some public safety concerns.

READER COMMENTS

Loading comments...
Hide Comments

TRENDING

PODCASTS