The Business of the City: Miscellaneous

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The Case for Progress

The Case for Progress
Mayor Adrian Mapp has articulated the need for progress on behalf of the city on many occasions in the past 19 weeks (since he has been mayor). Below is a video from "The Mayor's Corner," in which Mayor Mapp lays out his reasoning for creating a team that will move Plainfield forward. As I have been out canvassing and speaking to residents, it is clear that most are on board with the new administration's ideas to re-brand and market the city in a way that has not been done previously. Unfortunately, the actions of some of my council colleagues show that they have no clue as to what it means to re-brand a city and to move it forward. They are more interested in getting seasonal jobs for their friends and relatives than working to improve economic development to provide REAL, SUSTAINABLE, LIVING-WAGE jobs to Plainfield residents. This is what I find most distressing--those with no vision beyond hooking up their friends and relatives and protecting their own patronage have decided to impede the progress of our city and harm our residents. Unconscionable.

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