The needler in the haystack.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Mayor pulling double bait-and-switch on residents?


Hunting the elusive Mayor's Address.
 
During her State of The City Address on January 3, Plainfield Mayor Sharon Robinson-Briggs announced she was forming an 'African-Caribbean committee' and that there would be a 'meet-and-greet' on January 26.

My ears perked up at the words 'meet-and-greet' as this is usually shorthand for a political campaign event where someone invites friends and neighbors and opens their home to a candidate to make a pitch for the residents' support.

OK, so maybe Her Honor misspoke. Maybe it's not to be a political campaign event.

In any event, here we are on January 26, and I can find no notice of any such event anywhere -- neither on the scrolling briefs on the website's front page (see here), the community events page (see here), nor the events calendar page (see here).

So, was I dreaming it all up?

How about checking the text of the Mayor's State of The City Address to find the reference?

Fine, if you can find the SOC address anyplace. Notwithstanding Her Honor's assertion during the address that it would be posted online for the convenience of the public and to save trees used in printing, I poked around and was only able to find it by using the 'search' function for 'state of city address 2013'.

When it did pop up, it was filed with 2012 documents -- who woulda thunk it?

And when I clicked on the document link (see here), what should open up but ... the agenda for the Council Reorganization meeting.

A double bait-and-switch or what?


    -- Dan Damon [follow]

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    6 comments:

    Pat Turner Kavanaugh said...

    Dan: it's going to be a very long political year in Plainfield. I saw my first "Re-elect Mayor Sharon," red letters, natch, lawn sign yesterday.

    Anonymous said...

    Just plain Plainfield nonsense, and hardly worth a hoot all things considered.

    olddoc said...

    My problem , I have OPRAed a request.

    Bob said...

    Once again, this mayor is clueless even with events she plans. How can we expect her do the city's business when she can't take care of her own. For Robinson-Briggs its all about trying to run a losing campaign. We still can't trust her. I was put on the city IT committee over two years ago but a vote of the City Council and we were supposed to meet to help with upgrading the IT department. It never happened and then the mayor talked about setting up a committee that already exists. We have a lack or organization and competence in city hall.

    Siddeeq said...

    The same thing happened to me.

    Anonymous said...

    Dan The Director is forming a Get Sharon Re-elected Unit.Maybe you can get some answers for these questions
    What are the current staffing levels of the Police Department?
    How much overtime will this new Get Sharon re-elected unit cause?
    Where are these Officers and supervisor being pulled from?
    If crime was so high Why wait until the election year to impliment it?
    Excluding Superstorm Sandy What was the overtime cost for the police department to maintain minimal staffing levels for the prior year?