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Monday, January 6, 2014

Mapp to unveil Transition report at tonight's Council

Plainfield Mayor Adrian Mapp will unveil his Transition Team's report at tonight's Council reorganization meeting as part of his first State of The City address.

Clocking in at 99 pages, the document is the result of about ninety volunteers who worked in nine subcommittees over the weeks since the November election to interview key employees in every city department plus many vendors, outside experts and others whose insights helped spotlight the workings of city government on the cusp of the Mapp administration's taking office.

Former Governor Jim McGreevey and Freeholder Linda Carter served as honorary co-chairs.

The process was led by co-chairs Bill O'Dea and Mike DeCotiis. O'Dea, who is a Hudson County freeholder as well as Deputy Executive Director of Elizabeth's Economic Development Corporation and De Cotiis, a partner in the well-known law firm, were co-chairs of Jersey City mayor Steve Fulop's transition team. Fulop took office on July 1, after winning that city's May nonpartisan election.

Organizing and conducting the work on the ground in Plainfield was a Steering Committee composed of John Stewart, Jr. (chair), Jeanette Criscione, Rick Smiley and myself.

The full report, which includes an alphabetical index of all participants with brief bios, is slated to be posted to the City's website (see here) at 6:00 PM, the time scheduled for the beginning of the reorganization meeting at the Plainfield High School auditorium.

Parking for tonight's meeting is available in the Stelle and Kenyon Avenue lots as well as on the street.

-- Dan Damon [follow]

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