Those who left last week's Plainfield City Council meeting immediately after its adjournment missed the sight of Council President Bridget Rivers and Mayor Sharon Robinson-Briggs exchanging high fives over the conduct of the meeting.
The Mayor has special reason for feeling good about the new Council alignment as she is expected to personally benefit from having the taxpayers foot the bill for her ill-considered lawsuit against the Council in the matter of the WBLS radio broadcast of August, 2010.
COUNCILOR BROWN AND CONTRIBUTORS
When resident Alan Goldstein spoke during the public comments section at last week's Council, he specifically referenced contributions to Councilor Brown's campaign by principals (and their wives) of Remington & Vernick, the engineering firm whose contract is up for adoption this evening.
Brown's response was that she didn't know who 'Remington and Brown' (she was corrected by Council President Rivers on the firm's name) was.
This may be true, but Councilor Brown should be aware that Mr. Goldstein does his homework. The records are all available online at the Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) website, where contributions to all Brown's election campaigns are available, beginning with her campaign for school board in 2004 which was jointly bankrolled by Assemblyman Jerry Green and GOP 'kingmaker' John Campbell (see here), through her primary campaign for Council (see here) and the 2012 general election (see here).
Plainfield City Council meets tonight at 8:00 PM at the Council Chambers/Courthouse, East 4th Street and Watchung Avenue for its regular business meeting, rescheduled from Monday on account of the Martin Luther King holiday.
- ELEC --
- School Board, 2004 "Friends of CJB"
- City Council, 2012 Primary "Campaign to Elect Rev. Tracey L. Brown for City Council"
- City Council, 2012 General "Campaign to Elect Rev. Tracey L. Brown for City Council"
-- Dan Damon [follow]