Archive for the ‘Citizens Forum’ Category

UCCF 11/14/19: Where’s Derek

Robert Scutro of Linden wants to know:
.

UCCF 10/24/19: Paterson on Scutari

From open comments at the last Union County freeholder meeting as taken from the official county recording which had the brilliant idea of focusing on the anxiety on the dais as to when to press the eject button:
.

.
Bruce Paterson’s follow-up letter as it appears in the Westfield Leader:

Continue reading

UCCF 8/22/19: UCIA Bailout

Tonight’s freeholder meeting included over an hour for an executive session where representatives from the Union County Improvement Authority (UCIA) sold the freeholders on another plan to make the the debt payment on the solar panel fiasco though UCIA Executive Director Daniel Sullivan, no stranger to misappropriating funds, claimed otherwise:
.

.
You be the judge:
Continue reading

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:
.

.
But the point was made….
Continue reading

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:
.

.

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:
.

.
And this is how TapintoClark explained it:
Continue reading

UCCF 4/25/19: Roadmap to Acceptable Bribes

From the last freeholder meeting – more pay-to-play before elections:
.

.

And a suggestion:

Continue reading