Here’s some reader feedback from Brigantine citizen watchdog; John Pucci… This process of navigating a solution for the safety management of Brigantine has been sunk from the beginning. It was stated as an “Emergency” by the City Manager to temporally hire a Public Safety Director for two months until September, but yet two weeks after being hired, he went on vacation during a major public event (marathon) in Brigantine. (best candidate for job?) After seven months, with no decision in sight, we are still paying for the position. Have they worked together before?
Do to the stumbling of the city manager, Brigantine taxpayers have been subsidizing thousands of dollars to attorneys for a lawsuit against a Brigantine Police Capt / interim Chief of which the city lost, but also is currently spending more taxpayers dollars to appeal the judge’s decision. Is this only to scrape off the egg from somebody’s face?
“What we have here is a failure (or incompetence) to communicate.” The residents of Brigantine have been stranded on a sandbar due to the lack of leadership with this issue. Too many times, items on the agenda have been delayed and postponed because the proper information was not forwarded to council to make a decision. But yet, one City Management employee (who we all learned last council meeting doesn’t have a contract) goes AWOL for a smoke break. ( SEE VIDEO BELOW ) during city council meetings, while the rest of us public, and elected officials, continue to sit in our seats trying to work toward a better Brigantine. Maybe that’s because we live here.
The Pilot boat steering the tanker into the harbor keeps running the ship aground. Both the city council, Police, and Fire Depts have stated on the record at prior council meetings the need for adjustments to be made due to the current structural financial deficits of the city.
Maybe it’s not the Chief’s or Public Safety Director’s position we should be taking a look at to dissolve!