January 26th, 2012 | City

East Haven mayor might get tacos, after all

Mayor Joseph Maturo of East Haven.
Mayor Joseph Maturo of East Haven. Photo by YDN.

East Haven Mayor Joseph Maturo may just be getting what he asked for: tacos.

The Campaign to Reform Immigration for America, a national organization that seeks to influence U.S. immigration policy, launched a Facebook and Twitter campaign against the mayor. The organization said it would send tacos to the mayor’s office this week if angry citizens texted “TACO” to 69866.

Maturo drew criticism earlier today when he said he “might have tacos” when he goes home after a reporter asked him how he planned to help the Latino community. The controversy follows the recent arrest of four local police officers accused of mistreating East Haven’s Latino residents.

After the incident, Maturo issued a public apology and established a new advisory panel to recommend policy changes to the Board of Police Commissioners. Still, hundreds are calling for his resignation.

  • jamesdakrn

    yeah, like there are any real taco places around here.

    God i miss California.

  • cyalie

    @jamesdakrn: You should try Mezcal on State St. Best Mexican food for many miles.