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Stamford, CT | Added on March 11, 2014 At 06:10 PM

On December 1, David Martin was officially sworn in as Stamford's 31st Mayor.  He was then sworn in publicly here the next day at the city's government center.  

"I was proud that my father was able to be there and was able to swear me in," said Mayor David Martin, "And it was like a dream."

Now marking 100 days in office, the mayor says he has even more to be proud of.  

"We are at least talking about fire consolidation, it's not all about fights.  We haven't resolved it all, but we're working on it," said Martin.  "I'm proud of the fact that we are moving forward to find a location for the animal shelter.  I am proud of the fact that we got the trolley started."

During his campaign, Martin pledged to attend Board of Education meetings.  So far, he's gone to 6, as well as 3 board of finance meetings, and five board of representatives meetings.  He's also held mayor's night in and out events.

"Which is again part of the communication and openness and it's very interesting what you hear when people can talk directly to the mayor about the issues that they have," said Martin.  

He also promised to get rid of the government center's reserved parking spots, and to keep an 'open door' policy.

"The doors are now open on the tenth floor," said Martin. "The doors in the stairwells are no longer locked.  We're opening up this government."

All with the mission and challenge, he says, of making city government more effective and efficient.  

"I don't believe that luck is the way to success.  I think hard work, more than anything else, is important," said Martin.  

Martin says his ultimate goal is to move the city forward.

"I don't believe that there's any community like Stamford anywhere in America and perhaps anywhere in the world," said Martin, "And I am so proud to be the mayor of that great city."

Just before his 100th day in office, Martin presented his budget to the Board of Finance Monday.  We'll have further team coverage on that proposal.  


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