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Danbury mayor accepts HBO host John Oliver’s proposal to rename sewage plant after him, with one condition

In the latest twist of the saga between HBO host John Oliver and the city of Danbury, Mayor Mark Boughton has agreed to Oliver’s proposal to rename the city’s sewage plant after him if Oliver donates $55,000 to local charities.

That is, with one condition: Oliver attends the ribbon-cutting ceremony in the city he has now famously pilloried.

This video frame grab shows John Oliver from his
This video frame grab shows John Oliver from his "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" program on HBO, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020. On Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020, Danbury, Conn., Mayor Mark Boughton announced a tongue-in-cheek move posted on his Facebook page to rename Danbury's local sewage treatment plant after Oliver following the comedian's expletive-filled rant about the city.