New Council Appointments

7/2/2008:

At tonight’s City Council meeting, the following appointments were made:

Council President: Nino “Hardly a Peep” Giacchi
Vice President: Terry “Paper Shuffling” LaBruno
and voted to the Planning Board: Beth “Litigation Nation” Mason

More later…

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blahblahblah
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blahblahblah
8 years 2 months ago
[quote comment=”91424″][quote comment=”91385″]blahblahblah, I agree with you about the Bergen Record bit, but this stuff you posted is just a load of crap you and Dave Roberts are tossing and hoping will stick on Beth Mason: [quote comment=”91292″]Give it time, she will come up dirty, she already tried to hire her own people for a cool 300G…..smarten up….all politicans have sealed closet doors if you know what i mean, sooner or later they will get pryed open…[/quote] Alvarez and Marsal and SafirRosetti are NOT Mason’s own people. Mason had no connection with any of these firms when she sought out the best, internationally acclaimed firms she could find who would consider coming to Hoboken. She knew these firms only by reputation. Compare that to how the Mayor picks his hacks. How you can possibly compare these to the usual political hack outfits and failed politicians who get contracts and positions in Hoboken government is astounding to me. How do you compare Alvarez or Safir to politically connected firms like Florio and Kenny and Scarinci and Hollenbeck???? THOSE are political connections. The firms Mason and Cunningham invited have given no contributions to anyone in Hoboken. They are much bigger than the petty bull$h!t Hudson County politics that has been bleeding us dry.[/quote] When you’re right, you’re right![/quote] Just wait till she runs for mayor and the contributions come rollin in……also about the comment made from someone else about what i said about stop worrying about small fish….they designated 3 papers, the… Read more »
matt_72
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8 years 2 months ago

Dawn – Corporate Communications Consulting is a type of business consulting. Consulting is consulting. And I never suggested she was qualified to BE a consultant to the city, just well enough versed to help pick one.

And Red Haven forgets one thing about Alvarez….that their true expertise is in helping to turn around companies in financial trouble. They have helped run some of the largest corporate bankruptcies in this country. Their consultants often times get parachuted into companies AFTER the company files for bankrputcy and they help the lead the company out. They will even replace entire management teams and run the company if need be (and have done so on numerous occassions). They dig deep, find all the problems, put together a set of recommendations as to how to fix them and then fix them (if hired to do so). They will pour through the contracts, interview the city workforce, look at all the deals w/ vendors, the invoices, etc…. That is what Davey boy is scared of…….Alvarez will find the dirt…….and they will look EVERYWHERE

Red Haven
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Red Haven
8 years 2 months ago

Another quick clarification…

[quote comment=”91422″]I’m not sure where you got this false impression, but those who are actually in this industry know that Deloitte & Touche are indisputably the best in the industry and would be a huge get for Hoboken. The firm Mason and Cunningham introduced have only been in this business for a few years, their primary specialty is government security and public safty, not finances or operations.[/quote]

I think you may have inadvertantly mixed apples and oranges here, leading to confusion. Alvarez and Marsal have been around for 25 years. They are the consulting form that would focus on the finances and they are right up there with D&T. In fact, they may have a better public sector record, since that’s one of their specialties.

You may be confusing Alvarez with SafirRosetti, which is the public safety consultant. They were formed more recently. They would do the job of analyzing and reconfiguring the Hoboken Police and Fire Departments.

There are other qualified consultants out there, which is why the council wants to put out an RFP/Q for as many consultants to answer as possible. Watch for Joe Doria to help his old buddy Dave Roberts block any effort to uncover the true extent of his mismanagement and overspending.

Just a few clarifications meant in the best spirit possible.

Red Haven
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Red Haven
8 years 2 months ago

Not to quibble HHoney, but I think there are a couple on inaccuracies here that need to be clarified here for the newer readers trying to learn about what is going on here.

[quote comment=”91420″]For those paying attention, Mrs. Mason guaranteed in 2005, well before she was even on the city council, that the master plan would be ratified while she was standing right next to Mayor Roberts.[/quote]

Whoa, I think you’re timing is off. Back when Dave Roberts was elected as a “reformer” he appointed Beth Mason to be the Mayor’s special designate on the Planning Board. By design that role includes voting as the Mayor wishes. That’s fine as long as the Mayor is still acting like a “reformer”.

Mason became the chair of the Planning Board’s Master Plan subcommittee in 2002, and stepped down when Roberts started going back on promises like the one you describe about passing the zoning ordinances that put teeth in the Master Plan.

Roberts lied to Mason, and she decided to run for council against the candidate he endorsed in 2003. In 2005 she co-chaired the Team Hoboken “reform” campaign that lost in the runoff to the Roberts Team.

Since that was in 2005 there is no way Mason was “standing side by side” with the Mayor at that time. You have to go back to 2002 when Roberts was still indicating he would codify the Master Plan. There is a significant difference between 2002, 2005, and 2008.

HHoney
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HHoney
8 years 2 months ago

[quote comment=”91385″]blahblahblah, I agree with you about the Bergen Record bit, but this stuff you posted is just a load of crap you and Dave Roberts are tossing and hoping will stick on Beth Mason:

[quote comment=”91292″]Give it time, she will come up dirty, she already tried to hire her own people for a cool 300G…..smarten up….all politicans have sealed closet doors if you know what i mean, sooner or later they will get pryed open…[/quote]

Alvarez and Marsal and SafirRosetti are NOT Mason’s own people. Mason had no connection with any of these firms when she sought out the best, internationally acclaimed firms she could find who would consider coming to Hoboken.

She knew these firms only by reputation. Compare that to how the Mayor picks his hacks.

How you can possibly compare these to the usual political hack outfits and failed politicians who get contracts and positions in Hoboken government is astounding to me.

How do you compare Alvarez or Safir to politically connected firms like Florio and Kenny and Scarinci and Hollenbeck???? THOSE are political connections.

The firms Mason and Cunningham invited have given no contributions to anyone in Hoboken. They are much bigger than the petty bull$h!t Hudson County politics that has been bleeding us dry.[/quote]
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