Some have asked, "Why does the Mayor continue to dig his heels in on this issue."
Answer: Stubborn Pride
Time to swallow some Pride. We all make mistakes.
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At approximately 11:19 this morning it happened again. Another motor vehicle accident at Mayor Skibitsky's self-proclaimed "safest location" for the HAWK pedestrian crossing. Two vehicles were involved in today's accident. Thankfully, no pedestrians were struck. Is it a matter of time before an innocent pedestrian or worse, a child, is struck using this mid-block crossing that was requested by Westfield Town officials after their expert consulting engineer Gordon Meth had originally proposed a crossing at the intersection of Central Ave. & Clover St?
No doubt Westfield Town Administrator Jim Gildea will accuse this blogsite of fear-mongering, along with 4th Ward Town Councilman Jim Foerst, who is seeking re-election on November 8th; how despicable. We thought Westfield politics included an unwritten rule that once you serve two terms, you move over, move on. Oh, I'm sorry, is that only for the Mayor's office?
Councilman Foerst has been profiled extensively by this blog.
TFoTM has chronicled some of Mr. Foerst's tantrums at council meetings and his willingness to speak his own mind. Stealing a page from Councilman Foerst's closing statements at Monday night's Town Council Candidates forum which can be seen on Westfield TV36, TFoTM states the following:
TFoTM was there for Councilman Foerst when he lost control at a Town Council meeting;
TFoTM was there for Councilman Foerst when he was all ears to a complaint about the Central Ave light;
TFoTM was there when it was exposed that he had sent Westfield Mayor Andy Skibitsky's administrative assistant Joan Thermann an email suggesting advocates from WeCare, a group that was in opposition of the construction of parking decks, be followed by police.
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Now, will Councilman Foerst be there for those that seek the relocation of the Central Ave. Pedestrian HAWK light to the intersection? Don't hold your breath. If the Mayor says no, Jimbo says no.
He was there for the residents against the proposed cell tower in ward 4.
In fact, TFoTM believes he was there for that issue alongside the power brokers of local politics, Sen. Kean and Assemblyman Bramnick because Jimbo seems to like to ride the coat-tails of more influential politicians knowing the outcome will cast him in a good light with the voters. An example of self-serving politics.
Jimbo likes to take credit for many things and is not afraid to tell anyone about it. He constantly reminds everyone how unselfish he is by being a councilman and reminds us all, that he serves for just $1 without even cashing the check. Jim, you are always there for TFoTM, so we are here for you.
TFoTM says, "Thanks Jim".