Carmelo Garcia bounced out of Irvington Housing Authority job
Hoboken’s Carmelo Garcia who left in a huff as Executive Director at the Hoboken Housing Authority back in 2014 when his contract was terminated is out again.
This time it’s connected to a short-lived one year contract quickly rescinded at the Irvington Housing Authority. Last April, the Irvington Housing Authority approved a contract to see Carmelo Garcia assume the role he had performed in Hoboken. Not a month later, another vote by that board’s body terminated the agreement.
According to a May report by the Essex News Daily:
Apparently, a tenant uprising didn’t find comforting the curious past of the former Hoboken Housing Authority ED.
A May story by the Essex News Daily mentions a vetting problem, an issue others would find troubling before any contract was offered. However, the Garcia problem befell another Housing Authority:
|Carmelo Garcia (l) with friends; Chris Campos is on the far right and faces
federal sentencing for bank and wire fraud in September.
Related: Believe it or not, NJ.com published a story where Carmelo Garcia talks about running for a Hoboken City Council seat again this year.
In 2015, Councilwoman Jen Giattino defeated Garcia’s bid to replace her.
Hoboken, you just can’t make this stuff up.