Cammarano – Multiple personalities?
The city finds itself in great financial trouble as of late, and many allegations have been made by members of the City Council that the administration has been less than forthright with the city’s real numbers. Quite rightly, the Council has been unwilling to allow the city to defer expenses or to borrow its way out of its fiscal hole. Many statements have been made about a lack of trust.
Yet, at last Monday’s special council meeting at which the hospital authority presented a vague and largely useless presentation on the hospital’s need to restructure bonds and defer principal payments to cover its operating expenses, many of the council members were willing to accept the hospital’s claims that everything will be okay. Peter Cammarano, in particular, chastised some council members and members of the public for being paranoid and irrationally distrustful.
Here are some clips on the city’s budget problem taken from a Cablevision News interview last Thursday with Mr. Cammarano and intertwined them with clips from his good news speech just three days prior at the special City Council meeting discussing the status of Hoboken’s hospital.