LETTER to THE EDITOR >> Part-time residents in particular have quietly wondered how to get proper representation at council meetings. The elected opposition lead by Lisa McClay has consistently proven ineffective to keep the 26+ year Mayor in check. The council minority just doesn’t have the teeth or motivation to keep appropriate pressure on Guenther, Simpson, Sera & Bew…..along with City Manager Ed Stinson.
To date, Councilman Rick Delucry has been the only elected official to ask simple, appropriate and fiscally sound questions. When Brigantine City Council considers measures to spend taxpayer dollars, Delucry typically receives no support from his party’s co-members; McClay & Piccardi.
To be considered: retain services of independent attorney with expertise in municipal, taxation and real estate issues. This attorney would primarily represent the best interest of part-time residents with no voting rights…but would most certainly benefit all taxpayers.
This attorney could be a legal version of John Paff….who could be paid via donations placed into a non-profit fund. If amount is small enough, ($25) most believe high % of participation would occur.
Read more about John Paff http://www.njspotlight.com/…/profile-the-man-who-makes-sur…/
Relying only on Democrat minority & Brigantine Taxpayers Association has proven to have limited and in most cases, no success in stopping:
• Overtime abuse inside fire department
• Golf Course & Liquor License give-away to Mike Morgan
• Sending $6k per mth to Meadowbrook for services unknown
• Bonding for projects that have little detail or transparency