“The argument that Montclair is losing quaintness suggests that quaintness could ever be found at the intersection of Grove and Bloomfield avenues,” Stuart Rubin writes.
An on-again, off-again meeting breaks down over questions about who should attend.
“At this time it appears that the criminal group that has attacked multiple other municipalities in similar fashion is responsible,” the mayor said.
“The passage of a 2023-24 budget by the Board of Education, which included significant job cuts, has left even some longtime residents wondering what is going on with a school district that has long been a source of pride and a draw for new arrivals,” Sergio González writes.
Montclair Councilor-at-Large Peter Yacobellis writes, “I am horrified to be part of this government at the current time.”
They want the district to get a cut of payments in lieu of taxes, or PILOTs.
The resolution, establishing a Vision Zero Task Force, is scheduled to be heard at the May 16 council meeting.
Others, including Councilor-at-Large Peter Yaccobellis and former mayoral candidate, Renee Baskerville, also contemplating a run.
The ordinance guarantees paid legal defense in many circumstances, including
Lawsuit filed by CFO last year questions councilors’ eligibility for coverage
Montclair lawyers are fearful of prolonged and costly litigation with the embattled township manager, the council members say.
Community leaders are also working to form a Vision Zero task force.
Bruce Morgan, who conducted a first internal investigation, says he was not contacted by the investigator hired by the town.
Nancy Erika Smith joins another Montclair lawyer, Nesmith Smith, in representing Padmaja Rao, in her discrimination lawsuit against Township Manager Timothy Stafford.