The Danbury City Council held an organizational meeting last night. Members elected a Council President and on a partly line vote elected incumbent Republican Council President Vinny DiGilio. He thanked his colleagues and acknowledged Democrat Farley Santos for throwing his hat in the ring. The Council also set dates for their meetings for the next two years. At their planning meeting last night, Councilman Ben Chianese questioned why the November 2022 meeting wasn't going to be held on its typical Tuesday night. It was noted that the change to Wednesday the 2nd would be to prevent people form travelling to City Hall for caucus meetings when Deer Hill Avenue is closed for Halloween. Councilman Emile Buzaid, a Deer Hill Avenue resident, noted that between 4:30pm to 9pm last Halloween there were 4,500 people on Deer Hill.