|Paul Swibinski (c) was master of ceremonies for Beth Mason's|
failed mayoral run last November
Although there's no confirmation on the amount of the retainer, the press statement from an underling of Paul Swibinski did confirm it is in fact Vision Media.
There's been unhappiness in the PBA membership with the results of talks in both the union negotiations and in trying to obtain concessions in the city's announced layoff plan that will see both substantial demotions and layoffs. Earlier last year announced layoffs by then Fiscal State Monitor Judy Tripodi were announced but never implemented after ex-mayor Peter Cammarano was arrested.
Paul Swibinski is a big inside player in the communications and elections game in Hudson County. A recent video posted has gone viral with thousands of hits discussing his connections and multiple contracts in Hudson County. Invoices in the video stated he is paid $3,000 a month for "services" in many suspected tawdry areas of the county. For any other work, even just taking a picture, the additional cost challenges the top hourly rate of the state's best defense attorneys.
Last year, Swibinski successfully led ex-mayor Peter Cammarano's to a big win, making Camma-RAT-0 the youngest mayor in Hoboken history. He didn't fare as well with a heavy negative campaign on behalf of Councilwoman Beth Mason last November where she came in thousands of votes behind eventual winner Dawn Zimmer.
Earlier this year Councilwoman Beth Mason held an event uptown and Andrew Tavani of Hoboken Path confirmed Vision Media as one of two consulting firms on retainer.
A NJ.com columnist also listed him part of the "North Bergen Sacco stable."
He's featured in this video on Hudson County corruption:
Segment 2 The New Jersey Civil Circus from Vimeo.