UPDATE: PEREZ TO RESIGN FRIDAY; EFFECTIVE DATE UNKNOWN

The following is the latest statement from Hartford Mayor Eddie Perez:
“After lengthy and heartfelt discussions with my family and Council President Pedro Segarra, I will submit my letter of resignation as Mayor on Friday, June 25, 2010. The effective date will be worked out with Council leadership in order to allow for a smooth transition.

I want to thank the employees of the City for their hard work and dedication in serving the residents of Hartford by always putting them first. I’m especially proud of our achievements together improving our schools, reducing crime, and maintaining financial stability during a worldwide economic crisis.

It is time to move the City forward. I am truly sorry for the mistakes I have made that have harmed the City that I love. “