City Council Special Meeting & more Mason ELEC questions
For those who just can’t get enough, here’s the background on tonight’s special City Council meeting tonight @ 7:00. Some readers have noted previously these meetings have been less well attended by certain Council members. MSV knows one Council person who is all but certain to not be attending. Can you guess which?
Councilwoman Beth Mason will be hosting a fundraiser tonight in her Hudson St. home for NJ Senator Bob Menendez – this coming not long after the Mason family donated $5,700 to the Real Results Maureen First slate in the Board of Education election. That donation made the Councilwoman’s family one of the largest donors to the Real Results Republicans according to the most recent ELEC reports. Senator Menendez is a prominent national Democrat.
Speaking of the “E” word again, the Hudson Reporter’s story over the weekend stated Councilwoman Mason would “look into who in her campaign” made cash payments to individuals not named on checks as required by state law.
MSV mentioned last week a rumor a new Mason defense might claim the campaign ran “out of checks.” It’s unclear now what new direction Councilwoman Mason will go. The reasons for these activities have changed daily since Councilman Ravi Bhalla raised the question on her ELEC report from last spring’s mayoral race. (Scroll down this page and the next for the complete story on the emerging Mason ELEC violations.)
Tonight’s City Council meeting will be available online until the closed session portion.