Bridgeport mayor eliminates anti-blight office

Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim has eliminated a city department that was one of the top priorities of former Mayor Bill Finch. Ganim disbanded the city's

Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim has eliminated the city's anti-blight office, one of the top priorities of former Mayor Bill Finch.

Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim has eliminated the city's anti-blight office, one of the top priorities of former Mayor Bill Finch. (12/17/15)

BRIDGEPORT - Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim has eliminated a city department that was one of the top priorities of former Mayor Bill Finch.

Ganim disbanded the city's anti-blight office.

It became known for highly publicized demolitions of rundown properties that drew complaints from neighbors.

State representative and long-time Finch supporter Chris Rosario led the department.

The mayor's office says the move is another step toward reorganizing the city's government.

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