Well, the election is nearly upon us now…..
I need you to do two things on November 8th. First and foremost, vote NO on the referendum to have our Open Space Tax fund diverted to the Recreation Department. This is wrong on a number of levels, the least of which is that it would put more funds into the hands of not only the Township Committee to do with as they please, but also in the hands of the Recreation Director. That appointment still can’t pass the smell test. It was given to a former Mayor and Committeeman just because. He had no qualifications and no one else was ever vetted for the position. It was a plum patronage job, that I would suspect, was given to pad a pension. As I said last time, I think the taxpayers and the public would have been better served if we had reached out for resumes and picked the person that was the most qualified instead of the person that received this largesse because he had friends on the Township Committee. Shameful.
Not only that, but at the Township Committee meeting on October 12th, it was revealed that the Township Committee was already preparing to spend those tax funds on the turf from Giants Stadium. They are so confident that the referendum will pass, that they’re already thinking of ways to spend, spend, and spend the dollars that will come their way. So please, vote NO on giving your hard earned tax dollars to the Recreation Director.
The second thing I would like you to do…and there’s no surprise here, is to vote for me with a BULLET vote. There is nothing wrong with voting for only ONE person for Township Committee. This would certainly send a clear message to the elite few that we, as taxpayers, are not going to take it anymore. That they just expect you to vote in favor of diverting the open space funds should tell you where their loyalties lie. And, it’s certainly not with the people that have to pay for their folly. I want to be the eyes, ears and mouth for the regular guy that works hard and pays his taxes. We need someone on the Committee that will fight for us and not just go along to get along.
So, to recap, please VOTE NO on diverting our Open Space Funds to the Recreation Department and VOTE YES for Rick Ambrosia.
Thank you…and remember, you DO have a voice this election day. Go out and be heard and vote.
Democratic Candidate for Township Committee