Sunday, December 20, 2009

A Holiday Wish or Two for Plainfield

If I could have it my way for Plainfield government, here is what would be wrapped and waiting for me under the Christmas tree:

1. A sincere promise from city administrators to give straight answers to questions from the Council and the public.

2. A Council that is willing to take the necessary disciplinary actions against administrators who engage in dishonest and unethical behavior such as the deceitful responses to questions about the city's new baseball/softball program.

3. A pledge from the Clerks office to immediately convert the Council packets from paper to email and put all agendas and minutes on the city website for all to see.

4. A commitment from the Council President and Mayor to hold a January retreat that would result in shared goals for 2010.

5. A new PMUA Commission that would set the PMUA on a more business oriented path. The new commissioners would have to be more than mere replacements. They would have to be strong and firm in insisting on changes in the performance of the PMUA staff leadership. Well intentioned "nice guys" need not apply. There will be resistance and the Commission will have to be on its game.

6. A real economic development plan to create jobs for our residents that treats the Special Improvement District and Chamber of Commerce as real partners with the city.

I have more wishes but they are for another day.


Anonymous said...

Cory, the entire PMUA board and administration should be fired.

When are you going to do it?

Anonymous said...

Good list, Councilman, especially Number 2.


Anonymous said...

Councilman Storch,

We citizens wish. You politicians make these happen.

What are you doing to make all these become a Christmas tree stuffer this year?

Anonymous said...

Councilman Storch, does the Council have the power to discipline unethical behaivior? Lying in the public record. Doesn't get any worse than that huh?

Randy Schaeffer said...

Cory --

What are your thoughts on the status of the Advisory Commission on Hispanic Affairs?

Also -- I've heard that there is an INS officer stationed within the Plainfield Police Headquarters. Is that true?

Many thanks

Randy Schaeffer

Anonymous said...

Give route 28 to the state of new jersey like westfiedl did.

Anonymous said...

I hear ideas, but the residents will still end up with coal in their stockings. What will the Council do to make those wish list items happen? And when?

Anonymous said...

Wow, that number 2 is interesting.

To purposely lie, knowing that it's being recorded and not care....that's gall. I guess you can do that when you've never really been checked in the past and chances are good that you will not be checked even now.

I wonder what's going to happen.....

Anonymous said...

One more wish from a citizen:
That the administration realizes that we are all working toward the same goal, and that politics is put aside in favor of a better Plainfield.

Ari said...

Great list! It's a good start. I admire your candor. Some people wouldn't put a list with these specifics out for public view and scrutiny. I'm glad you aren't afraid to ruffle some feathers. We all need to do this in order to make Plainfield a better place and reach its full potential.

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to your holiday wishes. Let's work together to make them real presents and not just wishes. Thanks for your continued interest in making Plainfield better.