The Danbury City Council has voted to rename the Waste Water Treatment Plant for comedian John Oliver in order to leverage more than $100,000 in donations.
Council Minority Leader Paul Rotello wanted to check on the impact of operations with City Attorney Les Pinter says this will be ceremonial and not impact grants or operations. Pinter doubts anyone in a position to operate or fund the plant will care and believes everyone would recognize that this is a beneficial side action made in good faith.
Mayor Mark Boughton noted that the police station is named for Florence Sullivan, but it's rarely referred to by the full name. The same is true for fire headquarters on New Street.
Councilman Bob Taborsak abstained from voting on the idea. Councilman John Esposito said he appreciated the humor, but opposed the name and would be a party pooper.
This all started when Oliver poked fun of Danbury, it's railway museum and Hearthstone Castle