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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

It's 2013, let's get to work!

It's 2013 Plainfield; as MSNBC's Ed Schultz says, let's get to work

A paucity of seats for the public at last Thursday's PMUA rate hearing meant I was in the front row, just a few feet from the commissioners, and directly in front of Commissioner Alex Toliver.

Before the meeting began, Toliver chided me for the 'lightness' of my posts over the holiday period. To which I said that folks deserved a break from the serious stuff for the Holidays -- but that he should be sure to read the blog the next day (which was the post on deal-making between Jerry Green and 'Big John' Campbell over 'Little John' Campbell's potential run for Mayor in 2013, see here).

Now that the end-of-the-year festivities are over, it's time for the City to gear up with the reorganization of the Council. Next up will be appointments to boards and commissions (now, just why did Mayor Robinson-Briggs withdraw the nominations for the PMUA slots?), and -- now that we are on a calendar year -- the 2013 budget.

Also, the switch in election timing for the Board of Ed from April to November means that that august body will also reorganize in January, with the awarding of juicy contracts, and the adoption of a new budget.

Those who think there may be some unfinished business from 2012 will want to check Bernice's New Year's Eve post (see here), where she goes over some of the issues hanging unresolved.

Happy New Year!

Now, let's get to work!

-- Dan Damon [follow]

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