East Haven Taco Mayor’s Press Conference for Latino Expo Gets Testy and Confrontational

Mar 10, 2012
11:22 AM

Yesterday, as reported by the New Haven Register, East Haven Mayor Joseph Maturo, known on the Internet as the "Taco Mayor," got an unpleasant and confrontational reception during his announcement of a Latino expo.

“This is an opportunity to reach out to him because he’s been hiding from the office. He’s been telling us that the doors are open, which is not true because every time we go and we ask for the mayor, the secretary says, ‘Oh, he’s not available,’” audience member Milena Quinto told Maturo and Deb Gould, founder and organizer of the 12th annual Latino Expo, as they stood on the school auditorium’s stage.

“My door is always open. Do we have any other questions?” Maturo responded, before adding, “If you give me your name and number I can call you up when I get back to the office. May I have your name and number? Address? Anything? I’ll call you! I’ll come over your house!”

Here is a video of the report.