Today, Board of Education member Joe Britton announced that he will seek the city council seat in the fourth ward.
Councilman Farley A. Santos and I are excited to announce that we are running as a team for Danbury’s 4th Ward City Council in the November 2021 election.
We are eager to knock on every door in the 4th Ward to discuss the issues that matter most to our constituents & that’s why we are starting now.
That said, this will be a VERY tough election and we need YOUR help to win in November. Will you consider making a donation to help fuel this cause? Any amount is appreciated. Thank you so much! LET’S DO THIS!
It's unclear if today's announcement means that Britton will immediately step down as a memebr of the school board.
The lack of a person with large name ID such as a member of the Esposito family or Tom Saadi should make the race for the fourth ward very interesting for Republicans who want to show that they can win without Mark Boughton at the top of the ticket.
Esposito forgoes re-election to city council, explores run for mayor
Sunday, February 28, 2021 Time: 4:21 PM
Today, John Esposito announced that he will not seek re-election to the city council.
My friends and neighbors,
After three terms I’ve decided that I will not seek re-election as a fourth ward city councilman in November.
I want to thank the residents of the fourth ward for electing me three times to serve as your representative.
I very much love serving Danbury, and I’m exploring the options in which to serve in a different capacity. I will announce any decisions I make in the near future.
I still your councilman in the fourth ward until my term ends, so as always please feel free to reach out to me as your open line of communication to local government so I may assist with any questions or concerns.
Thank you, and please stay safe!
John J. Esposito lll
Esposito's announcement clears the path for a mayoral run if he chooses to throw his hat into the race.
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On September 26, 2007, ten plaintiffs filed suit in response to an arrest of aday laborers at a public park in Danbury, Connecticut. Plaintiffs amended their complaint on November 26, 2007.
The amended complaint states that plaintiffs sought to remedy the continued discriminatory and unauthorized enforcement of federal immigration laws against the Latino residents of the City of Danbury by Danbury's mayor and its police department.
Plaintiffs allege that the arrests violated their Fourth Amendment rights and the Connecticut Constitution because defendants conducted the arrests without valid warrants, in the absence of exigent circumstances, and without probable cause to believe that plaintiffs were engaged in unlawful activity. In addition, plaintiffs allege that defendants improperly stopped, detained, investigated, searched and arrested plaintiffs. Plaintiffs also allege that defendants violated their Fourteenth Amendment rights when they intentionally targeted plaintiffs, and arrested and detained them on the basis of their race, ethnicity and perceived national origin. Plaintiffs raise First Amendment, Due Process and tort claims.
Plaintiffs request declaratory relief, damages and attorneys fees.