PRESS RELEASE, CONTACT: Jim Leydon, Communications Director
U.S. SENATOR ED MARKEY VISITS SPRINGFIELD CITY HALL
August 1, 2014 –Springfield, MA- United States Senator Ed Markey was in Springfield on Friday meeting with Springfield Mayor Domenic J. Sarno.
Senator Markey met with Mayor Sarno and several members of the Mayor’s cabinet to discuss issues important to Springfield. Joining the Mayor was Chief of Staff Denise Jordan, Police Commissioner John Barbieri, Fire Commissioner Joe Conant, DPW Director Chris Cignoli, CAFO TJ Plante, Deputy Director of Economic Development Brian Connors, Director of Parks Buildings and Facilities Management Patrick Sullivan and Health Commissioner Helen Caulton Harris. State Representative Ben Swan also participated in the meeting.
Issues discussed centered on public safety (communications, tougher gun sentencing laws and personal protection equipment), public infrastructure, parks and recreation programs, public health initiatives (mental health and preventative measures surrounding substance abuse).
Mayor Domenic J. Sarno stated, “Senator Ed Markey is a great friend to the City of Springfield. We had a very substantive meeting on issues that are important to Springfield that he may be of assistance with.”