Hartford City Councilman Pedro E. Segarra (CITY OF HARTFORD)

(Updated 3:37 p.m.)Assuming that Eddie Perez does not survive the remainder of his term, City Councilman Pedro Segarra will likely be the next mayor of Hartford, according to Segarra and fellow councilmen Ken Kennedy and Matt Ritter.

A resolution will likely circulate this afternoon to install Segarra as Council President, which is the position that ascends to the mayor’s seat should Perez resign, and thus remove Perez ally Calixto Torres from the council presidency, Segarra said.

Does Segarra have enough council votes to pull this off? Click here to read the rest of this report, broken first by Ken Krayeske at the 40 Year Plan.

Come back to CTNewsJunkie to comment on Ken’s story. Here’s more about Segarra.

Meanwhile, Torres responded today with a letter —released by the Mayor’s office—defending his integrity and record, and saying he plans to serve until the end of his term as Council President.

Ken Krayeske is an attorney in Hartford.

The views, opinions, positions, or strategies expressed by the author are theirs alone, and do not necessarily reflect the views, opinions, or positions of or any of the author's other employers.