Council rejects Ravi Bhalla’s $130 pizza bill for his ‘private’ meeting at Marine View
Call it PizzaGate or call it a Hoboken farce. Once again, there’s a bad taste and this time it’s for pizza billed to the Mile Square taxpayer for approximately $130.
While the amount is relatively paltry, it’s the thought that counts. In this case, it was pizza to entice Marine View residents to pay homage and one imagines lend future votes in loyalty to Mayor Ravi Bhalla.
Why is the mayor billing taxpayers for his “private” meeting with residents where he blocked other elected officials from attending altogether?
Didn’t Ravi Bhalla say he was against buying votes only months back? Not a month back, Bhalla used his taxpayer-paid security force to block Councilman Mike DeFusco from attending a meeting at Marine View.
The City Council rejected the charges for what one might call PizzaGate because Hoboken is back to once again being “special.”
Former mayor Dawn Zimmer would never conduct city business this way.
In bigger news, the lawsuit filed by former Hoboken Police Chief Anthony Falco against the City of Hoboken and former mayor Dawn Zimmer got crushed and was thrown out of court. The years-long suit intended to make a mockery of one of Hoboken’s highest-paid public officials demanding overtime among other compensation for “overtime” worked during Hurricane Sandy back in 2012.