Marilyn Moore


Marilyn Moore



December 14, 2021

Senator Marilyn Moore Supports Bonding Awarded to Projects in Trumbull and Bridgeport

Today, state Senator Marilyn Moore (D-Bridgeport), Chair of the Bonding Committee, enthusiastically supports bonding awarded to projects in Trumbull and Bridgeport. Senator Moore originally requested funding for Make-A-Wish in Trumbull, for the Westfield Trumbull Mall in Trumbull, and for the Klein Memorial Auditorium in Bridgeport and is excited to learn all three have been approved.

“I appreciate Governor Lamont and the State Bond Commission for taking the time to review and approve my request for funding that I feel is strongly needed for Trumbull and Bridgeport,” said Sen. Moore. “The Make-A-Wish Foundation deserves funding for all the great work they do to help children’s dreams come true. The Klein Memorial Auditorium hosts dozens of events throughout the year and should be a wonderful and up-to-date place for the community to spend time in. And, the Westfield Trumbull Mall receiving funding will help provide improvements to a huge shopping plaza that employs over 3,000 folks from Bridgeport, Trumbull, and the surrounding areas.”

“I am glad that we are able to get this state funding approved and support these important projects in Trumbull and Bridgeport,” said Governor Ned Lamont. “The Make-A-Wish Foundation provides an incredible service to children throughout the region, and this Trumbull facility will enable the organization to continue the services they provide. In addition, this allocation for the Klein Memorial Auditorium will help keep this historic venue, which provides an invaluable community service to so many in Bridgeport, in good repair so that it can continue operating for many years to come.”

Under the Bonding Agenda, $1 million will be used to improve the Make-A-Wish Foundation in Trumbull. The funding will be used to renovate a previously purchased building that will be used by critically ill children and their families as they receive a chance to enjoy their childhoods and see their wishes come true.

Trumbull will also receive $200,000 to do a study on the Westfield Trumbull Mall. This funding will be used to reinvent the Westfield Trumbull Mall property.

Bridgeport will receive $300,000 for the Klein Memorial Auditorium to finish work that originally began with a 2016 grant from the state. In April, the State Bond Committee approved $300,000 for the Klein Memorial Auditorium to support the installation of an elevator, technology improvements and code-required improvements. The addition of these funds will help to continue the work being done, install a new restroom, and improve upon the progress that is being made.

The Bond Agenda is set to be approved next Tuesday, December 21.