Pou gets $56,000 part-time job at Paterson Parking Authority | Paterson Times

Pou gets $56,000 part-time job at Paterson Parking Authority


Former municipal business administrator Nellie Pou has been hired as a part-time employee at the Paterson Parking Authority.

Pou began working as a project assistant for the agency on Wednesday. Her salary is set at $56,000 without benefits, said Tony Perez, director of the Paterson Parking Authority. She is expected to work 20 to 25 hours per week.

“Her experience and knowledge, not only of city government but state government, will be a strong asset for the Parking Authority,” said Perez on Wednesday. She will be working on some of the multi-million-dollar projects, funded by $130 million in state tax credits, the Paterson Parking Authority is expected to oversee.

Perez pointed out Pou has more than three decades of government experience. She was most recently the city’s business administrator under former mayor Jose “Joey” Torres’ administration.

Pou departed from municipal government when mayor Andre Sayegh took office.

“I don’t know her specific role,” said Sayegh on Wednesday when asked if he was aware of Pou’s new job at the Paterson Parking Authority. “I’d have to find out more about her role.”

Sayegh said he heard about the hire “through the grapevine.”

“I’m happy to join the Paterson Parking Authority to work on projects that will be helpful and beneficial to the entity and the City of Paterson,” said Pou. She explained her role will include coordinating the projects with different entities and ensuring compliance with various requirements.

Perez said the agency is not taking on an additional expense by hiring of Pou, who represents the state’s 35th legislative district, which includes Paterson, in the New Jersey Senate. He said the agency’s manager of operations, who collected an $80,000 salary, recently retired.

Will Pou carry out the duties of the operations manager? “She’s strictly going to be handling the projects,” said Perez. When asked if he planned to hire a replacement for the manager of operations, he said he will consider a part-timer to fill the role.

Perez initially did not respond to inquiries about the hiring of the senator. He was contacted twice in late December.

The Paterson Parking Authority has 70 employees. 11 office workers, 1 meter and maintenance supervisor, 17 security staff, 1 laborer, 26 attendants, 5 meter men/maids, and 9 maintenance workers, according to government records.

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  • Plumber

    Wow talk about conflict again keeping the inner circle in the money corruption at it's best I'm pretty sure they're other qualify individuals who can do that job and of course nothing will be done about it

    • MarquinhoGaucho

      I am so glad I moved from Paterson, this would never fly in my new town

      • Dominick Perez

        I finally agree with you on something. You're the guy who loves the corrupt public school unions right?

        • MarquinhoGaucho

          The school unions arent the problem they do not put in the the politically connected admins etc etc etc

  • peejay1954

    56K per year for a part time job? Assuming 25 hours and works 50 weeks,
    This works out to a sweet $45 per hour.
    For every dollar she gets paid, she better be able to get $20 in grants or any other money for Paterson.
    This would be the only way to make this part time job worth the pay. If all she does is some nonsense do nothing no-show job, then time to find out who hired her and get rid of them both.

  • k-sino

    That's not bad cause she dont have benefits, insurance and also no pension..Plus she have Experience and a her back round.. That's fair… Let's just hope she live up to her task and hold it down the rite way…GOOD LUCK..

    • Dominick Perez

      Yeah having 4 public jobs isn't bad at all.

  • Dominick Perez

    She now has 4 public jobs lmfao. Must be nice.

  • John Brown

    another one of Joey Torre's Cronies gets a cushy part time job.
    while some city workers in Paterson don't even make half of that are ask to

    take a 2 week pay cut (or furlough.) or face layoffs.

  • Miss jamaica

    When will this end. Nellie pou another job in Paterson. She will be full time soon collecting another pension.
    Only in Paterson.

  • Jaime

    For a part time job, get all that money, Completely ridiculous for the city of Paterson to pay. The mayor and his people assign whatever salaries they want. For example, the hot line clerk, Fernandez earn more than people who have completed their bachelor's degree, more than 50k. Unfair,

  • SamiAm

    Paterson is so corrupted

  • MarquinhoGaucho

    She votes in stabbing Paterson teachers in the back siding with Christie…never voted for her afterwards never will again