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Saturday, June 9, 2012

Mayor Robinson-Briggs nominates CFO; other personnel news

Still looking for 'just and capable government'...
Among items of interest on Tuesday's (note day!) City Council agenda is Plainfield Mayor Sharon Robinson-Briggs' nomination of Diane Sherry Buono as Chief Financial Officer, a constitutional officer whose slot has been vacant since the sudden resignation of CFO Ron Zilinski at the end of January, 2012. A Google search shows Ms. Sherry Buono as CFO of Lambertville, NJ (see the city's roster here).

The nomination comes as there are two other personnel changes -- these owing to departures.

Sadly, Deputy Clerk India Coles is reported to be leaving for a similar post in another nearby municipality. She will be missed by those who have had reason to come into contact with the Clerk's office, which has been revitalized under the leadership of the city's newest Municipal Clerk, 'AJ' Jalloh (it's a race to see whether he or I will be the first to walk into the Clerk's office without benefit of crutches).

There is no particular sadness in noting that David Spaulding is now the former purchasing agent. Spaulding came under intense scrutiny for his role in the diversion of $15,000 from Investors Bank intended for the July 4th Parade, but applied on the instructions of Mayor Sharon Robinson-Briggs to fund a WBLS broadcast of a town hall meeting in August 2010. Hopefully, he has found a job where his new boss will not pressure him to violate purchasing rules and regulations.

-- Dan Damon [follow]

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Anonymous said...

City Hall is a zoo! I'd leave too if I were India. Late night meetings watching the council and Mayor argue for hour on end getting nothing done! Good luck to her

Anonymous said...

Dan, Lambertville has a population of 3.906. She is coming to Plainfield which is 16 plus times the size of Lambertville.

She will be dealing with a population 94% bigger than her current duties. And, she will be dealing with the mayor.

I feel sorry for her already.