Effective at 12:01am on October 15, 2021, the City of Danbury hereby lifts the Indoor Mask Mandate for fully vaccinated individuals only.
BY ORDER OF THE MAYOR: AMENDED AS OF OCTOBER 15, 2021 as noted in bold below: Pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order 13A dated August 5, 2021 and the Declaration of State of Emergency for the City of Danbury signed and dated/issued March 16, 2020, I hereby issue a modified ORDER that all indoor public spaces, indoor public venues, indoor gathering places, and spaces, areas and locations in the City of Danbury where such gatherings occur or may occur, including businesses, offices and other public accommodations, only persons not vaccinated or unable to provide proof of vaccination and who are not exempt under said Executive Order Sec. 1.a. are required to wear proper mask coverings.
Enforcement of this ORDER shall be pursuant to Connecticut General Statute and local law as applicable under COVID and emergency issuance and regulation. This ORDER will stand until repealed or superseded by Order of the Mayor or the Governor of the State of Connecticut. Upon amending the Indoor Mask Mandate, Mayor Cavo reiterated that he supports the choice of fully vaccinated residents and visitors who may find a level of comfort wearing a mask especially while attending indoor public settings where they might feel at-risk or cannot social distance themselves, although there is no mandate to do so. Mayor Cavo also noted any Danbury establishment that wishes to continue the use of masks and facial coverings for staff and/or visitors, may implement its own policy. The Danbury Health Department will be available to assist in facilitating an implementation plan if requested.
Please be advised that Danbury Public Schools and private schools in Danbury are not subject to the Mayor’s lifting of the mask mandate. Masks are required in schools pursuant to an order from the Commissioner of the Department of Public Health outlining conditions and environments subject to the exemption provided in Governor Lamont’s Executive Order 12A. The order also requires healthcare facilities, facilities housing vulnerable populations, public and private transit, correctional facilities, and childcare settings to require face-covering .
THIRD QUARTER FINANCE REPORT: Alves 60.9k, Esposito 51.1k
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 Time: 2:15 PM
The recently filed third-quarter finance reports show that mayoral candidates Roberto Alves and Dean Esposito are in good financial shape for the final stretch of the campaign season.
Alves campaign raised a total of 60923.00 for the third quarter, with 47648 coming from individuals (140,163), 4,100 from PACs (12,575), and 9.175 coming from the program ad books (16,115).
Esposito raised a total of 51110.00 for the third quarter, with 44910 coming from individuals (124,945), 0 from PACs (2,500), and 6200.00 coming from program ad books (6,200).
With Election Day around the corner, these numbers indicate that both candidates will be in an excellent position to get their message out to voters. However, Alves' burn rate is significantly higher than Esposito, who has yet to attack his Democratic counterpart.
As ALWAYS with these finance reports, the devil is in the details, and I'm in the process of providing a detailed analysis of every finance report filed in an upcoming post.
UPDATE The Roberto Alves campaign released the following press release
Roberto Alves Announces Third Quarter Fundraising Total
DANBURY, C.T. — Democratic candidate for Mayor Roberto Alves today announced his third-quarter fundraising total. Since announcing his campaign on January 7th Alves has raised $169,000 -- the most any candidate for Mayor of Danbury raised through their third quarter. Of this total, $61,000 was raised in the third quarter.
“I’m energized by the investment and trust that so many friends and neighbors have placed in me,” said Councilman Alves. “This is what thoughtful strategic plans, meaningful conversations, and listening to all Danbury residents look like. This kind of support shows the successes we’ve already had, and those to come – and we’re not going to stop. I’m confident that we will be successful on November 2nd, and that’s when the real work begins.” Concluded Alves.
Roberto Alves has been endorsed by the Connecticut Working Families Party, NEA Danbury, Western Connecticut AFL-CIO, AFT Connecticut, SEIU 1199 New England, CSEA SEIU Local 2001, CEUI, Carpenters Local 210 and has earned the Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate Distinction. A product of Danbury’s public schools, Roberto Alves is a City Councilman At-Large and brings nearly a decade of private sector and community-driven experience to the position. He lives on West Redding Road in Danbury with his spouse Robyn, and their two children, Julius and Catalina.
With Election Day less than a month away, there are still many questions regarding long-standing issues in the city that the two candidates for mayor have not addressed in detail.
Over the past two weeks, I sat down with Republican mayoral candidate Dean Esposito and his Democratic counterpart City Councilman Roberto Alves to get their take on general topics of concern in Danbury. I also got the two men to open up about their personal lives and explain why each feels qualified to oversee the affairs of the seventh-largest city in the state.
First up to the deck, the Republican's choice for mayor, Dean Esposito. I will post my interview with the Democratic Party's choice for mayor, Roberto Alves, tomorrow.
1. For the exceptions of added b-roll material, the following interview is in its entirety.
2. There were no restrictions on topics with either candidate.
3. There was no time restriction with Esposito (interview lasted one hour). There was a time restriction of thirty minutes by the Alves campaign.
4. There were PLENTY of topics that we failed to discuss in the interview. Plrease rememebr that this was more of a general interview into their backgrounds and their take on a number of old standing issues that neithe candidate has addressed in detail. I hope to get Alves and Esposito on issues that I was unable to get to in the interview in a future update.
5. My apologizes in advance for the sound quality...curse that the annoying beeping noise in the background :-)
04.25.22 (RADIO): WSHU Latino group call on Connecticut lawmakers to open a Danbury charter school
06.03.22 (OP-ED): KUSHNER: "Career Academy ‘a great deal for Danbury"
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.