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Accusations, distrust plague Bridgeport city attorney relationship with council

BRIDGEPORT — Distrust has for several years complicated interactions between the law department and the City Council.

But as he readies to step down the first week of June from his powerful role as Bridgeport’s top municipal lawyer, City Attorney R. Christopher Meyer leaves behind a more damaged, bitter relationship whomever Mayor Joe Ganim selects as a replacement will need to repair.

Meyer has been accused by the council of favoring Ganim and not treating the panel as an equal client. Meyer, meanwhile, said this week that council members have not been willing to “cooperate” with his attempts to engage with them.

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