Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Another quick note to Gino

Emailed, this morning. If you agree, contact your council reps, too!

Hi Mr. Melone,

It is my hope, in the light of this city's budget crisis, that you will vote NO on 5 lr, the resolution authorizing the award of a Joseph Alacqua, Esquire, 112 Johnson Road, Turnersville, NJ 08012 to provide professional legal services regarding municipal law (in an amount not to exceed $95,000).

It is my understanding that in addition to the contract fee, the city of Trenton also provides Mr. Alacqua with other amenities; and since Trenton already has an attorney, Denise Lyles, Mr. Alacqua's services are unneeded, and downright extravagant in these tight fiscal times.

By eliminating his superfluous contract, it would save the city at least $95,000: money that could be applied to hiring more police officers for our under-patrolled ward; money that could be used to keep the pools free (or cheaper) for our city's children; money that could be used for nearly anything that provides a direct benefit to the citizens of this city.

I hope you will consider this.

Christine Ott
Trenton, NJ 08629

1 comment:

Old Mill Hill said...

It's funny. People are saying that Council won't vote this down because Mr. Alacqua actually does the work of the City Attorney.

Then what are we paying the City Attorney for, and why?

One way or the other, we are paying double for work and it has to stop.

Or am I missing something?