Bridgeport’s solar panel proposal remains stuck in City Council subcommittee

Mayor Bill Finch says the installation of 9,000 solar panels would generate $7 million in revenue over 20 years and create jobs for the city. (1/19/14)

BRIDGEPORT - The debate over the installation of solar panels at the landfill at Seaside Park in Bridgeport is still brewing.

Mayor Bill Finch says the installation of 9,000 solar panels would generate $7 million in revenue over 20 years and create jobs for the city.

Critics say the landfill is not the right location for the project, opting to de-industrialize the Seaside Park peninsula.

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The proposal is stuck in a City Council subcommittee as both sides have yet come to a resolution.

The council’s contract committee will take up the matter again next month.

The proposal will then go to another committee before getting to the full council for a vote.

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