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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Old dog Sharon learning new tricks?

The Mayor runs ... again.

Facing mounting difficulties in getting her re-election campaign off the ground, Plainfield Mayor Sharon Robinson-Briggs is turning to specialty events and a loophole in event permit procedures that allows her to sign off on permits where roadway encroachments are not involved.

Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks?

Case in point: this
past weekend, Mayor Robinson-Briggs approved a Carnival for the Hannah Atkins Playground.

Unfortunately for her, she didn't work with area residents to lay groundwork and when the carnival operator set up shop and offered tickets at $35 per head, residents were not amused. A melée nearly ensued when Mayor Robinson-Briggs and a male friend in a PMUA uniform got into a shouting match with the angry residents. The mayor finally produced some free tickets for residents (presumably donated by the carnival operator).

Unfortunately for the carnival operator, there was no advance publicity and crowds were skimpy to say the least.

This weekend, Mayor Robinson-Briggs is poised to strike again, this time in the South Avenue business district with a 'Veterans Awareness' event at Plainwood Square Park on Sunday.

Without consulting the merchants, without regard to the Plainfield Veterans Center being a better venue.

Without regard to the fact that the national day honoring veterans is in November, the mayor plows ahead.

There can be little doubt the event is more about keeping herself in the public's eye than honoring or helping veterans.

What's next: Scrapbooking at Seidler Field? A Kick-the-Can contest at Milt Campbell Field? A Skateboard Challenge at the County Office Building?

Stay tuned as Her Honor uses this new trick she has discovered.

Meanwhile, Mayor Robinson-Briggs may get a little jolt this evening when the Council takes up the matter of paying the legal bills for her lawsuit against them -- which she has since dropped.

First she bitch slaps them, then she asks them to pay the legal tab.

Only in Oz, as Olddoc would say.

-- Dan Damon [follow]

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Bob said...

Shady Sharonda strikes again and nobody notices. Sharon needs to realize that we don't want her, we don't need her, and that we consider her a pox on Plainfield. We need someone organized and able to help Plainfield. Sharon is not that person. I wouldn't even trust her with a church back sale.

Anonymous said...

Are we supposed to be surprised?

Anonymous said...

Anybody got an ID on the PUMA guy?

olddoc said...

There is no record in Google of the supposed Veterans Organization sponsoring Sunday's event. There is a hair restoration national group with that name!

Anonymous said...

I certainly hope the citizens of Plainfield don't let her get away with this when election comes around next year. She will not get my vote that's for sure and I am educating everyone I know about her tricks.

Anonymous said...

Every tacpayer should pay the $35 for a ticket cause you are all being taken for a ride.

Hmmm, let's see - isn't that accepting a gift? Any gift has value to it. And was it donated to the City or to Shady Saron? So if it's donated to Shaday -it's a gift and i it's dondated to the City, it's giving away City property. Be nice if there was an ordinance or resolution of something about acccepting gifts of any type without Council approval as someone mentioned previously

Anonymous said...

Yeah well we could have voted her out. Could have had someone with a brain, but no, can't have a republican Mayor no matter what the costs.

That's the mindset of this City and its residents. Why? I'll never be able to figure it out.