Marilyn Moore


Marilyn Moore



April 16, 2021

Senator Moore Supportive as State Bond Agenda Commits Funds Klein Memorial Auditorium, Bridgeport Courthouse Roof

Today, State Senator Marilyn Moore (D-Bridgeport) was supportive as the State Bond Committee approved the allocation of more than $4.3 million in funding to two important projects in Bridgeport. Under the funding, the Klein Memorial Auditorium will receive funds to support the installation of an elevator, technology improvements and code-required improvements, while the Bridgeport Superior Courthouse will see its existing roof and associated components replaced.

“I’m grateful to Governor Lamont and the Bond Commission for their release of this important funding,” said Sen. Moore. “The Klein Memorial Auditorium has a long, storied history of being a local landmark with vital community history, and with these technology and code-required upgrades, as well as the installment of an elevator, it will continue to make memories for thousands each year. Additionally, the Bridgeport Superior Courthouse’s roof is crumbling; we must invest in replacing its roof to ensure the important everyday proceedings taking place there can continue without interruption.”

According to the State Bond Commission’s agenda for its April 16 meeting, the Klein Memorial Auditorium Foundation, Inc., will receive $300,000 for the installation of an elevator as well as technology and code-required improvements.

Additionally, the Bridgeport Superior Courthouse will receive $4,054,750 for the replacing of its roof system and associated components, including masonry work to replace crumbling brick parapets and abatement of existing asbestos fireproofing under the roof decking. The existing roof is crumbling, officials said, and has exceeded its useful life.