Archive for the ‘Citizens Forum’ Category

Corruption Level: Puerto Rico vs. Union County

2019-640: Resolution in support of the resignation of the Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo A. Rosselló and the improvement of Puerto Rican lifestyle conditions.

Most people outside of government, where they get to define the term, would consider both Union County and New Jersey as rife with corruption (ie. pay-to-play, budget chicanery, who-you-know hires) so when the freeholders call out an area outside of the continental US for for their practices it is with some regret:
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But the point was made….
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UCCF 7/25/19: That Was Never Five Minutes

It is supposed to be 5 minutes for comments but when you talk about voting machine snafus and the chair’s conflicts:
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UCCF 5/23/19: Freeholders Pay for Sexual Harassment

2019-463: A resolution authorizing Settlement of pending litigation in the matter entitled Susan Pearl & Cynthia Pisano v. UC, ct al, Docket No. MID-L-5833-18, in the total amount not to exceed $395,000 (County Contribution not to exceed is S230,000, remainder from Chubb Insurance Co.)

This is how the litigation was explained by County Counsel Robert Barry:
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And this is how TapintoClark explained it:
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UCCF 4/25/19: Roadmap to Acceptable Bribes

From the last freeholder meeting – more pay-to-play before elections:
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And a suggestion:

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UCCF 4/25/19: UCC Cell Tower

Before we get to the rest of the UCDEM blogs, here are some people who came out at the last freeholder meeting opposing a cell tower on the Union County College Cranford campus.

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UCCF 4/25/19: 2019 Budget Approved

More UCDEM blogs to come but tonight happened to be a freeholder meeting with the 2019 budget being approved unanimously (and mindlessly) with these public comments:

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Lawyer Fees Going Up

2019-169: Amending Resolution 2019-17 adopted January 6, 2019 to add the Law Firm of Florio, Perrucci, Steinhardt & Cappelli, LLC, of Rochelle Park, NJ to the approved list of Qualified Litigation Defense Counsel, for the period of January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019.

2019-170: Amending Resolution 2018-1128 adopted December 20, 2018 to add the Law Firm of Purcell, Mulcahy & Flanagan to the approved list of Qualified Labor/Personnel Counsel for the period of January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019.