Posts Tagged ‘Mayor Mack’
Mayor Mack gave his first State of the City address tonight. What a great opportunity to lay out a vision and plan for the city you love. What an opportunity to solidly address Trenton’s number one problem, its economy. What a great opportunity to turn around a tumultuous 1st year term and silence the critics.
What an opportunity not taken. Read the rest of this entry »
“Trenton is in rebirth.”
That’s the claim Mayor Mack’s aid, Lauren Ira, made in her op-ed piece in the Trenton Times. Along with that she criticized people like me for questioning the Mayor’s ELEC habits, the city’s poor contracting, it’s improper and misguided attempt to sell city homes. We are chastised for complaining about the Mayor’s failure to discipline his brother, delays in appointing a cabinet and lack of a city budget along with other public missteps. Read the rest of this entry »
Back during the Water Works debate when times were less turbid, I made one central argument for selling the suburban water works. (see Invest the Trenton Water Works proceeds in the future not the past , Valuation tips for voters on the Water Works deal and Hope for Trenton – Compromise on the Water Works deal)
My thesis was that the suburban pipes were not strategic for the operation of Trenton as a city and that it would, instead, divert management attention from out critical issues. Read the rest of this entry »