November 3, 2011 – Mayor Domenic J. Sarno today released a copy of the letter he has sent to Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley requesting that she investigate Western Massachusetts Electric Company’s (WMECo’s) response to the October 30, 2011, snowstorm pursuant to her oversight authority of utility companies.
Mayor Sarno criticized WMECo performance earlier this week stating, “The resources that have been devoted to the City of Springfield, the largest community affected, have not been sufficient and therefore the job is not getting done. I am becoming increasingly frustrated by WMECo’s response.”
In his correspondence to Attorney General Coakley, Mayor Sarno pointed out that Springfield’s residents and businesses face the largest risk in the region, and the restoration process must be expedited during the current event and assurances must be provided that resources are available for future events this winter.
“I thank the residents of Springfield for their ongoing patience and resiliency and assure them that I will not tolerate this type of response,” added Mayor Sarno.