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City's Director of Housing and Community Development Resigns

by Andy Hart

After more than four years as Hartford's Director of Housing and Community Development, Ralph Knighton submitted his resignation to the City Manager's office on Friday, August 14.

City Manager Saundra Kee-Borges said Knighton resigned to take advantage of the city's early retirement plan and to pursue a job with the federal government. "He (Knighton) was a good and valued employee and we wish him the best of luck in the future," she said.

Knighton went on vacation after submitting his resignation and could not be reached for comment.

However, one observer of Hartford City Hall said Knighton had been getting more and more frustrated with the lack of support he seemed to be getting from various sectors of city government.

Deputy City Manager Pat Williams said that Bruno Mazzulla, Assistant to the City Manager and Director of the Department of Property Acquisition and Disposition, will assume some of the duties of the Director of Housing and Community Development but will not officially be named to the position.

Williams said the City is already going ahead with selecting a replacement for Knighton and is currently reviewing the job description to make sure it is still current. "We really do want to get moving on this thing," she said.

Knighton was named Housing Director in July, 1994. Prior to this he had served the City as an Executive Assistant in the Mayor's Office, a Project Manager in the Planning Department and an Administrative Analyst in the Department of Housing and Community Development.

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