Hartford Mayor Eddie Perez is two weeks away from jury selection in his corruption trial. Members of the Hartford city council say the mayor is continuing to perform in his job and that he plans to do so throughout his trial.
Perez declined to be interviewed for this story, but in a statement, he told WNPR that he has a team in place to run the city regardless of whether he is around. But while Perez’s supporters on the city council say the trial shouldn’t affect the mayor’s job performance, others on the council aren’t so sure. Jury selection begins April 12th, around the same time the city begins its budget talks