Archive for the ‘Citizens Forum’ Category

UCCF 3/5/20: Musicfest Back

Back in 2012 we had:
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Apparently enough time has elapsed to bring back the political event right before an election with a lot of loose cash floating around. At tonight’s freeholder meeting we had:

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UCCF 2/20/20: Ex-Freeholder Cashes In

2020-191: Authorizing County Manager to enter into a professional services contract with Live Life Virtually (LLV), LLC, Linden, New Jersey for the period of March 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020, in an amount not to exceed $26,905, to provide online access to curriculum, training materials, data collection, and the full customization of a version of LLV “Your Practice Life” program optimized for low to moderate income youth in Union County.

Explained this way at Agenda meeting:
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Real Reason:

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UCCF 2/6/20: Assistant Prosecutors Question Promotions

It was brought up at the last freeholder meeting:
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Today nj.com covered it and here are excerpts:

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UCCF 2/6/20: Resolutions and Videos

Some saw a terrific start:
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Payback?
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Resolutions of note with videos, some of which we will look closer at in future blogs:

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UCCF 1/23/20: Questions, Comments


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Resolutions referred to:
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UCCF 12/19/19: More 2% Raises

2019-1141: Authorizing the County Manager to adopt exclusionary wage increases as follows: salary increases for 2020 shall be based upon each employee’s performance evaluation score, pursuant to resolution number 2002-2129 and in the amount not to exceed 2%, effective January 1, 2020.

UCCF 12/19/19: Development Directions and the Hollow ‘No’

2019-1092: Authorizing the County Manager to award a contract, through a fair and open Request for Proposal process, for the Administration of the Union County Housing Voucher Program (HAPP) (Section 8) to Development Directions for a two year period commencing January 1, 2020 and ending December 31, 2021, with the potential for two (2) additional twelve (12) month extension options, in an amount not to exceed $700,000. (Administrative fees are set forth annually by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development.) (HUD)
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Yes there was one ‘no’ vote but it takes no courage to vote ‘no’ when it will be little more than an irritant to those who need Development Directions to get $700,000, especially when that ‘no’ vote is never explained.

Past coverage:

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