The members of the Paterson police union will take a mandatory vote on Friday while picking up their pays checks to select a candidate for mayor.
Alex Cruz, president of the Paterson police union, does not meet the one-year residency requirement to run for the city’s highest office, according to Passaic County election records.
The city is moving ahead with auction to sell off 46 government-owned properties despite opposition from half-dozen residents. Some community residents criticized the administration and the governing body for failing to give locals first dibs on the properties.
After being cleared by a grand jury in early January, police officer Haydee Santana has found her employment with the city’s police force in a state of limbo. She expected to return to duty following a fitness for duty exam; however, no such tests have been scheduled.
The city has agreed to pay $300,000 to settle police lieutenant Washington Griffin’s lawsuit alleging discrimination and racism within the Paterson police force.
Mayor Jane Williams-Warren ordered the city’s personnel director Abby Levenson, who had been allowed by business administrator Nellie Pou to telecommute, to cease working from home, according to municipal memorandum.
Former public safety director Glenn Brown dropped out of the city’s mayoral race on Friday morning. His withdrawal was expected for weeks; his former campaign manager endorsed councilman Andre Sayegh over the weekend.