Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Sign of the Times: Hoboken corruption past meets present

Before the parking meter looting was caught, several years ago a junket to Israel was had with fun for all and in this case you didn't hear the Old Guard questioning the professional development or the justification for it unlike current Director Ian Sacs who never hears the end of it about a professional transportation conference he attended for engineers.

Of course that was then and this is now and that's the way the Old Guard plays the game.

John Corea (l) and Patrick Ricciardi (in red shirt) smile for the camera on a junket to Israel with the Israeli based parking garage company Unitronics.  The more things change....
Talking Ed Note: There's some superb background at Grafix Avenger on the motivations for taking out the successful current Director of Transportation and Parking Ian Sacs and it has everything to do with keeping a train of quarters moving everywhere but the Hoboken Parking Utility.

Councilman Michael Russo appeared to be acting on a personal vendetta so often would he attack Director Sacs with the hope perhaps to get him to give in and resign.

No such luck.  Instead the Director has moved consistently to improve all phases of transportation and parking in Hoboken, eliminating inconsistent enforcement against council members, the police, the connected and their families while making improvements where possible.

Councilwoman Beth Mason has carried the Old Guard water also making attacks on Director Sacs for his attending a professional conference that was hosted in Vancouver.  (The Director doesn't choose the city but they act like he did.)

Do you think MORTe (Mason, Occhipinti, Russo and Terry Castellano) will attack John Corea the all but convicted and sentenced looter of Hoboken taxpayers for seven figures?