Stamford Mayor Michael Pavia says he’s decided not to run again for Mayor, but that doesn’t mean he’s slowing down.
“In the next ten months or so, we will be running hard like we’ve been running for the past three years working hard, everyone participating,” said Mayor Pavia.
There’s a lot he hopes to finish, including two capitol projects. One is building a new animal shelter.
“I set out to do that. It’s taking a long time, a lot longer than I had thought. But I want that to go, and I want that to happen. I’m going to make that happen.”
He also hopes to close the Scofieldtown Landfill, which the City plans to clean up in the coming years.
“I’d like to finish that process, by saying, well Mike Pavia finally closed that landfill.”
This week, the Mayor asked cabinet members to chooses tasks to focus on that will leave the greatest impact on Stamford.
“We have high powered people in the place where they can do the most amount of good, and we’re not going to squander one minute.”
He says he’s proud of the City’s economic development over the last three years.
“That’s part of a legacy of this administration as well. We’ve done more ribbon cuttings for small businesses than anybody else, because we believe that small businesses are all those little engines that make for a good sound economic program in the City.”
Pavia says he’s felt privileged to serve the people of Stamford.
“The beaches, the parks, the schools, the art, the activity, and mostly the people, is what makes me love Stamford.”