Wednesday, March 16, 2011

THE CITY ADMINISTRATOR

No Surprise! Add another disaster. Read Jerry Green's today's page. As I predicted, Bibi Taylor has taken another position. There will be no one in Plainfield capable of producing a 2012 budget.

Despite Mr. Green's protestations, as City Party Chair he has an intrinsic impact on municipal affairs and has an obligation to ensure that there is a collaborative effort between Mayor, and all Council members in this crisis time. If Christie has to supply emergency financial help let the city leaders jointly petition for same and  our legislature leadership lobby for same.

5 comments:

  1. I have read on all of the blogs praising Bibi Taylor. But, please can you name me one or two bold policy initiatives used to make departments more efficient? Did our taxes stabilize during her tenure as Director of Administration Of Finance or City Administrator.I do not believe the Mayor is doing a good job, however we need to stop praising anyone who has a public conflict with the Mayor.

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  2. 9:08 AM, I do not believe that Taylor was being praised for having a conflict with the mayor. Instead it was because unlike her predecessor she attempted to answer questions even if her reply consisted of double talk. I do not remember her ever publicly disagreeing with the Mayor. What happened in the office we can not be privy.

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  3. Doc maybe I did not frame the question correctly. The mayor made an error of an attempted firing of Taylor during her pregnancy. However, I still would like to know what proposals or initiatives have made a difference in the managing of the departments? Were the across the board spending cuts? Were there creative ways to use personnel? Please I would like to know just one. As the Director of Administration and Finance she did not have the CFO certification which led to the delay in hiring the current CFO.

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  4. 11:07(9:08) A good question. The answer must come from both the Mayor's office and Council President.

    Taylor's lack if there was one did not prevent the search and hiring a CFO. One can surmise that there was no desire by Administration to fill the post.

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  5. It was not Bibi's job to create bold policy to make departments run more efficiently. That was the job of the department heads, which is why the Purchasing Department, Rec department must go - among others. Their managers are clueless.

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