Six months in and the city still doesn’t have a Business Administrator.
Six months in and the city council has yet to set salaries for the Mayor and his cabinet.
Six months in there are 61 firefighters still hanging by a thread wondering if and when they will be laid off.
Six months in and the dust has not yet settled on the rest of the city workforce: will there be more layoffs, pay cuts, furlough days?
Six months in and we have had two major problems with the Trenton Water Works that many fought so hard to keep intact as a city asset. Besides the “brown water” situation of early October and the Prosecutor’s raid on the department in December, there have been accusations of possible contamination at one of the system’s water tanks and cries for state or regional takeover of the utility.
Six months in and the administration is still tripping over the strings attached to the state aid handed out just before Thanksgiving. This time, it was the failure to clear appointments with the Department of Community Affairs before bringing them to city council…again.
Six months in and there is no real budget on the table and in the process of refinement and approval.
Six months in and there is little reason to expect anything to change in the next six months.
Six months into the Tony Mack Experience Trenton is still fumbling along.