The Westfield Leader's coverage of the issue concerning the Central Ave. pedestrian signal can be found in the Jan.20th edition. It states the location was changed after the public meetings. Go to page 8 at http://www.goleader.com/11jan20/11jan20.pdf for Ciarrocca's comments.
|Coucilman Mark Ciarrocca|
Mayor Skibitsky originally told us that this device was placed after exhaustive consultation with the public and the experts. The mayor further lectured Ms.Enculescu, on whose property it was built, that she should not be heard to complain now when she did not attend the announced meetings to voice her opinion.
Mr. Ciarrocca chimed in that "hundreds of people" showed up at these meetings. Mr. Ciarrocca seems to suddenly have a change of memory, to the Mayor's detriment.
If changes were made after the public meetings, which is most probable, isn't Mr. Ciarrocca stabbing the Mayor in the back by now telling the truth? Does he now admit that the placement of that device was done by persons unknown at present after all public meetings were over and situated in a spot never mentioned to those hundreds of people who attended those meetings.
How did he not jump to Ms. Enculescu's defense when she was unjustly accused of not attending meetings that meant nothing in the actual decision making? She is one of his constituents. She had the right to his protection when she was accused of apathy. But then, that would have required Mr. Ciarrocca to publicly tell the Mayor he was wrong.
That is obviously a mortal sin. You never tell the King he has no clothes. That could cause him to change his designation of who plays "acting Mayor".
Well it seems Mr. Ciarrocca has the integrity to run for mayor as long as those pesky constituents don't get in the way.
May we take this opportunity to make an aside to the members of the Council, how do you sit there like the sphinx when a lady like Ms. Enculescu is treated like she was.
You may owe some loyalty to the Mayor and "the Party" but that lady was abused and you did
nothing. How can you allow that?