BRIDGEPORT CITY COUNCIL

The city of Bridgeport is being looked at as the site of a festival that honors those who served the country in the armed forces. The City Council Tuesday night heard from organizer James Pennington about having the 2nd annual VetFest at Lanterman Park. Preliminary dates for the affair are September 24th and 25th. VetFest would feature many patriotic themed events and activities which would be aimed toward local and area veterans and their families. Planning is still underway and more information is available on the VetFest website. Also during the meeting, it was announced that the Finance Commitee would meet in the near future on the 2021 Fiscal Year Budget and the Park Committee would be meeting to discuss design work on the downtown greenspace area. Mayor Michael Crask also indicated that he is not running for a second term in office. Councilman Tyler Griffin has filed to run for mayor in the upcoming April election.