On Tuesday evening a vote was taken by the Paterson City Council on indicted Mayor Jose Torres. Within the resolution that was presented for a vote was a vote of no confidence and also included a call for Mayor Torres to resign from his position effective immediately in light of the NJ Attorney General’s indictment.
The city spent $178,715 on mostly outside contractors and public works employees to clear the roadways in the mid-March snowstorm – called the biggest snowfall of the season, according to a report mayor Jose “Joey” Torres’ administration provided to council members.
The city council approved a two-year agreement to lease the second floor of the Paterson Health Department to the Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey for $24,000 despite objections from municipal employees on Tuesday night.
After a big show of force by several dozen of his supporters at the city council chambers, mayor Jose “Joey” Torres survived a no confidence vote on Tuesday night.
As the city prepares to award a new three-year garbage collection contract to an outside vendor, council president William McKoy renewed his call to start an in-house garbage collection program within the Paterson public works department.
The no confidence measure before the City Council urging indicted mayor Jose “Joey” Torres to resign from office divided council members on Tuesday night.
The city council pulled proposed federal grant funding allocation for a new “wellness center” at the controversial Montgomery Street site under FBI investigation.