After criticizing the Well of Hope, council members on Tuesday evening failed to pull funding from the troubled needle exchange operator. At question was $93,327 in grant funds the nonprofit receives via the city from the federal Ryan White program.
After delivering a 12-minute speech devoid of any specific plans to build what she described as a “better” Paterson at her campaign kickoff, school board member Lilisa Mimms and her team spent the weekend making false claims and complaining about news coverage of the event.
School board member Lilisa Mimms kicked off her campaign for an at-large city council seat on Friday night promising a “better” Paterson to hundreds of her supporters at the Brownstone House.
Mayor Jose “Joey” Torres stole from the poor families that pay thousands of dollars in property taxes every year by using on-duty public works employees to renovate a warehouse leased by his daughter and nephew. However, at sentencing, Torres’ attorneys attempted to downplay this narrative.
Councilman William McKoy kicked off his mayoral run before a crowd of more than two hundred people on Saturday night promising a “new day” for Paterson. In a seven-minute speech, McKoy, the longest serving member on the city council, promised cleaner and safer streets to a mostly African-American audience at the Masonic Lodge.
Mayor Jane Williams-Warren secured approval for her $279.52 million introduced budget on Wednesday night after her budget was voted down last week. Council members demanded the administration provide a reduction in force or layoff plan prior to passing the introduced budget in a 6-3 vote.
Acting mayor Jane Williams-Warren’s administration introduced a $285.43 million fiscal year 2018 budget on Wednesday night. Council members in a 3-3 vote rejected the mayor’s introduced budget.