More about Cammarano’s Directors

7/22/2009:

Tonight, the Hoboken City Council will review the directors Mayor Cammarano had chosen for his “cabinet.” Council President Dawn Zimmer said they “still need more time,” despite having a week already to individually review each recommended person. (WATCH LIVE VIDEO!)

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Cammarano’s letter to Council Prez Zimmer

“Dear Council President Zimmer:

I write regarding your stated intention to postpone voting on resolutions at tonight’s City Council meeting which appoint Angel Alicea to the position of Public Safety Director, Theresa LaBruno to the position of Director of Health and Human Services, Todd Poole to the position of Director of Community Development, and John Pope to the position of Director of Environmental Services. In the spirit of cooperation, and as an indication of my willingness to work with the Council, I will not oppose the Council’s decision to postpone voting on these resolutions until August 5, 2009.

I take this step even though we are now more than three weeks into my Administration, and State Monitor Judy Tripodi and the Department of Community Affairs have expressed a strong preference for formally swearing-in Directors on Thursday, July 23, 2009 to facilitate governance, regardless of whether or how the Council acts at tonight’s meeting on the aforementioned resolutions.

I make this gesture not just to demonstrate my commitment to working with the Council, but also because, as a former Council member, I understand and appreciate the importance of Council’s advice and consent role, and its responsibility to thoroughly and fairly review each nominee. For these reasons, I did not submit nominees to the Council at the July 1st reorganization meeting, as is customary practice in municipal government. Moreover, it is why I sent each Council member all nominees’ resumes on Wednesday, July 15, 2009, along with an invitation to meet individually or as a group with each nominee at a time and place convenient for each Council member. To my knowledge, no Council member took advantage of this invitation.

At tonight’s Council meeting, my nominees will be available to answer any questions and concerns Council may have regarding their qualifications. They will also be available to answer questions at the August 5, 2009 meeting.”

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20 Comments on "More about Cammarano’s Directors"

Determined
Member
Determined

What is the status of the directors in light of Cammarano’s arrest? What does this mean for the Zoning Board ordinance returning the power to Council from the Mayor?

Oldehickory
Member
Oldehickory

If 411 wants to use unflattering pics of Zimmer (presumably to make a point), as a matter of fairness any future references to Quimby Jr. should be accompanied by snaps of his perp walk.

pedro vargas
Member
pedro vargas

poor peter thats not fair i think someone set his ayus up? someone , that knew what the hell they were doing???it sounds fishy to me i wouldnt put it past dawn to set him up or even try to. look what they did in the funoff someone posted flyers in brooklyn and manhatan to work in hoboken for the elections?and funny how shes on vacation the same day that shhh went down with peter.talk about sneaky and low down dirty! i can bet my life and my eyes that someone is setting him up big time.because hes young, infact the youngest man to be a mayor for this town ever……..

In response to Oldehickory who said:
If 411 wants to use unflattering pics of Zimmer (presumably to make a point), as a matter of fairness any future references to Quimby Jr. should be accompanied by snaps of his perp walk.

justaview
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justaview

if you bet your life and you lose what good are your eyes anyway?

In response to pedro vargas who said:
poor peter thats not fair i think someone set his ayus up? someone , that knew what the hell they were doing???it sounds fishy to me i wouldnt put it past dawn to set him up or even try to. look what they did in the funoff someone posted flyers in brooklyn and manhatan to work in hoboken for the elections?and funny how shes on vacation the same day that shhh went down with peter.talk about sneaky and low down dirty! i can bet my life and my eyes that someone is setting him up big time.because hes young, infact the youngest man to be a mayor for this town ever……..

blahblahblah
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blahblahblah

all the directors have been appointed already…also dawn had the resumes for over a week…just another example of how she was gonna play politics..not that she knows how…but in any event…strong mayor weak council and he still got them appointed…

matt_72
Member

Well, considering how Petey is an indicted felon, the city council out of principle should refuse to vote for anything he puts in front of them until he is replaced. They don’t need to work w/ a crook. They need to pressure him to resign.

In response to blahblahblah who said:
all the directors have been appointed already…also dawn had the resumes for over a week…just another example of how she was gonna play politics..not that she knows how…but in any event…strong mayor weak council and he still got them appointed…

Colin
Member

Have they been approved by the council? Is that part of the process? If so, I say DENY, DENY, DENY!

No matter what, it’s safe to say that if the Malibu Diner Bribe Taker does not resign anything that PC proposes will be scrutinized and reviewed and shot down. And it should be. He is not to be trusted.

And on a side note, I would not want to be the target of an FBI investigation. When the Feds crawl up your butt you are in trouble. They will be reviewing every breath he has taken since birth. And unless Michael Schaeffer never wants to see his nice apartment again he will play ball and give up Petey and others. Would you want to live out your days in the Federal Pen???

In response to blahblahblah who said:
all the directors have been appointed already…also dawn had the resumes for over a week…just another example of how she was gonna play politics..not that she knows how…but in any event…strong mayor weak council and he still got them appointed…

freewheelin
Member

Would any of these people be suicidal enough to actually sign on to his team now? And by the way Spiffy Kal-El and all the other PC supporters, funny that we haven’t seen any posts from you the past couple of days. Still believe in your man? Still think Dawn is the evil one?

plaintruthiness
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plaintruthiness

Hopefully they weren’t dumb enough to quit their jobs before getting the next one in the bag. Except for Pope, the others haven’t been confirmed by the City Council yet, and hopefully they don’t. Let the next mayor bring in his/her own team onboard.

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