Monday, January 16, 2012

For the record

Just in case you haven't been paying attention:

Trenton city council was bamboozled (yet again) by the Mack administration into convening an executive session on January 3 via an improper resolution and to discuss something that wasn't subject to executive session.

A city employee who has been charged with using another person's name (fraud) to obtain a contract (prohibited under state statute) has been collecting sick pay (approximately $14,000 worth to date) while awaiting the outcome of the case.

Mayor Mack apparently issued an executive order last fall (we don't know when because we can't find any reference on the city website) creating a Commission for International Business Affairs that will seek trade ties with Botswana, Burkina Faso, Ghana and Trinidad and Tobago. The commissioners are to be "sworn in" this Friday but we're not sure why they need to be sworn in. We're also not sure what authority that mayor has to create a commission without running it by city council. And we don't know why, but one of the commissioners holds the title of "Treasurer." (Read Kevin Moriarty's thoughts on this here)

In the meantime, with all of this foolishness going on, we are so desperately short of cops on the street that this morning's homicide on Clearfield Avenue took just about every available officer off patrol to manage the scene.

And it's only the middle of January! Guess we're picking up right where we left off last year.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Happy MLK Day to those who refused to sign the recall petition.