The Business of the City: Miscellaneous

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Epic Fail: Carnival in the 4th Ward



This past weekend, the mayor sponsored a "carnival" at Hannah Atkins Park for the "community." I only found out about this event on Monday, October 1. For those who want to know, since this event did not require a roadway encroachment, it did not have to come before the city council for approval. I am still wondering why the mayor decided that this small park was a proper venue for this event. How much money did the carnival owner pay the city for the use of our park? After seeing it, I am further confused. Poorly executed, overpriced at thirty dollars plus--yes, $30+--and poorly attended, the entire event looked rather seedy and forlorn. 

Nearby Bowcraft Amusement Park in Scotch Plains isn't even this expensive. Will we see political contributions to the mayor's re-election campaign from this owner and his operatives? What amount of police resources were used? Fire? Cleanup costs? Although the carny eventually provided some free tickets to some children, this debacle, too, can be listed as an "epic fail."

Be forewarned about the next event the mayor has promoted--for a fee of ten dollars--yes $10. It is yet another patronizing attempt at veterans' recognition. I am unclear as to why this event is even occurring. Our Independence Day celebration was focused on veterans, and rightly so. However, Veterans Recognition Day is in November--it's a FEDERAL HOLIDAY called "Veterans' Day." Why on earth would the mayor encourage this hastily planned event (it is supposed to take place this Sunday on South Avenue at Plainwood Square), which will encroach on our main business thoroughfare, thus blocking it? Why isn't this "recognition" being held at the Veterans Center on East Front Street, a much more appropriate venue? Why is only one business (Sweet Lew's) involved? Why aren't the Plainwood Square Merchants supporting this? Why is it that the city council received no documentation about this event? Why, as well, has this event been promoted with the date, venue, and the name of the mayor PROMINENTLY diplayed in advance of city council approval? 

I hope the people of our community "recognize" this patronizing "Veterans Recognition" event for what it is, yet another cheap display to fuel the mayor's re-election fantasies. Also, look for further ridiculous fundraising events for her "re-election" campaign. I fear the damage she will continue to do to this city if she does not resign.


Again, the city is "functioning" with NO CFO, NO purchasing agent, NO corporation counsel, NO health officer, NO deputy clerk, along with a number of other vacancies.

Rebecca
 

9 comments:

  1. Shady Sharonda strikes again and is as disorganized with this fund raiser as she is in the mayor's office. More and more she proves why she needs to be removed from City Hall.

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  2. Where is the money coming from to pay all this overtime? What kind of budget does this woman have?

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  3. Rebecca

    How does one apply for these empty positions? This is an opportunity for someone who wants to better Plainfield to come in and uncover some of the corruption going on in city hall. Working with the mayor will be no join but someone needs to step in and start making things right

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  4. Rebecca ask for the public safety cost for this event you will see how much the city paid.

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  5. Rebecca I agree with you 100 percent, she doesn't have the people of Plainfield at heart. She will drive this city to hell if she's not stopped, that's why I'm encouraging everyone I know to not only vote for Adrian, but to come to meetings so they can see who really care about Plainfield. I'm so tired of her and her games, all she does is rape the citizens by spending our money and raising our taxes.

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  6. DO ANYONE KNOW WHAT THE BIG MEETING IS ABOUT IN CITY HALL TODAY. I HEARD THE MAYOR CALLED A MANDATORY MEETING IN THE ROTUNDA FOR ALL EMPLOYEES TO BE THERE. IS SHE RESIGNING I HOPE SO. THERE ARE SOME EMPLOYEES THAT ARE VERY NERVOUS ABOUT THIS MEETING. I'M NOT. CAN ANYONE FIND OUT BEFORE THE MEETING THIS MORNING.

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  7. News Flash big meeting at City Hall this morning. Is the Mayor stepping down today.

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  8. what was the big meeting at city hall about? why would the mayor agree to have a carnival on west 3rd at a know gang spot?

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  9. There may be a new Superintendent of Recreation, former Bengals Rodney Pete Watson.

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