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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Pavia names Bobby Valentine as Stamford public safety director

As 50 prostitutes in pumps just toppled over.

Mayor Michael Pavia announced Thursday morning that he has appointed former New York Mets manager Bobby Valentine to his cabinet as the city’s director of public health and safety.

Valentine, a lifelong Stamford resident, will begin immediately in his new role and will earn $10,000 annually, a salary that he said he plans to give back to the community.

“I’m going to give this my best effort,” Valentine said during a press conference with Pavia at Government Center Thursday. “The thought of trying to do good in a very public way is a very exciting challenge in my life.”

Pavia cited Valentine’s management and leadership skills as a local business owner and international baseball manager as his reasons for selecting him to head Stamford’s public safety department. He also pointed to Valentine’s work over the past six months as chairman of the mayor’s task force to reorganize the city’s fire department as an indication that the job was a good fit.

Repoz Posted: January 13, 2011 at 05:46 PM | 8 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. The Yankee Clapper Posted: January 13, 2011 at 06:03 PM (#3729477)
The link doesn't go to The Onion?
   2. Gamingboy Posted: January 13, 2011 at 06:12 PM (#3729485)
I don't know if the police department falls under his new job, but if it does, I'm sure he'll be going undercover.
   3. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: January 13, 2011 at 06:29 PM (#3729503)
Will they announce tomorrow that they weren't really considering him for the job after all?
   4. Jarrod HypnerotomachiaPoliphili (TeddyF.Ballgame) Posted: January 13, 2011 at 06:42 PM (#3729518)
I thought that read "public relations director" at first. My head is still spinning.
   5. Greg Schuler Posted: January 13, 2011 at 09:29 PM (#3729649)
Can he prevent folding chair assaults and people hurled through pre-cut tables?
   6. devo Posted: January 13, 2011 at 09:37 PM (#3729660)
I just hope he rounds up that awful Mean Street Posse.
   7. Adam B. Posted: January 13, 2011 at 09:50 PM (#3729674)
Indeed, I'm worried about Pete Gas and Joey Abs.
   8. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: January 13, 2011 at 10:18 PM (#3729699)
The public should be able to remain fairly healthy as long as Tom House is kept far far away.

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