Occhpinti said his request was just a "small amount," although it's not clear what the amount was and no doubt Occhipinti hoped to grow it better than the garden he planted by the Boys and Girls Club he let die a few weeks later.
That was the idea of course. No, not the publicity for an unkept garden but to get a hook into the taxpayers and then approve additional funding so he can send out home mailers to people who will accept at face value his ceaselessly taking credit for the work of others. (As an aside, the Jackson St. Park playground renovation is officially reopened today at 1:00. No word if Occhipinti can steal away for the photo op.)
Occhipinti complained the mayor has sent out newsletters, so why not him. Finance Director Nick Trasente pointed out it's normal for a mayor or a designated administrator to send out a newsletter as she's serving Hoboken in a full time role. In the video you can hear Councilwoman Terry Castellano's reaction, negative of course.)
The bottom line is Tim Occhipinti's attempt to get more City dollars into his pocket failed.
|Tim Occhipinti - demanded more of your tax money for self-promotion|
Talking Ed Note: Tim graciously agrees to disagree as he clearly sees himself as a part time legislator being equal to the mayor. She has money for a newsletter and so should he. Of course the mayor is serving all of Hoboken and Occhipinti is looking to serve Occhpinti.
After refusing to take responsibility for needlessly costing Hoboken $4.5 million last November and unknown millions in added cost to the hospital sale, the last thing Occhipinti deserves is to be rewarded with more taxpayer money. The unmitigated gall of this guy.
Of course logic matters not to Timmy, so we'll agree to disagree. As soon as Occhipinti writes a check to Hoboken for $5,000,000 or thereabouts, we'll reconsider his proposal - not a second before.
Original graphic courtesy of Grafix Avenger. Her latest story on Timmy's chutzpah: