MSV to Beth Mason in City Council: HAVE YOU SEEN THE EMAILS?
Last night, Citizen Horsey went up to speak on the issue of the email witch hunt sponsored by Councilwoman Beth Mason and Councilman Mike Russo posing a question. The question was specific, germane and most important to the issue at hand with the FBI in town doing a criminal investigation on exactly this information.
“Have you ever seen any emails that you are requesting in this resolution?”
MSV put the question directly to Councilwoman Beth Mason before addressing some additional remarks and her reaction was anything but comfortable. “I’m requesting them from Corporation Counsel,” she said practically whispering.
“I didn’t ask you what you are requesting from Corporation Counsel. I’m asking you if you have seen any of the emails you are requesting in this resolution?”
The same question was posed to a surprised Councilman Mike Russo. He also was very uncomfortable and wouldn’t answer the question. Instead he said, address your questions to the chair.
Neither one of them answered. The FBI should take close note of this.
|Did you see any of the emails you requested in the resolution Beth Mason? Councilwoman Mason was very uncomfortable with this simple yes or no question. She danced, whispered and never answered it.
Neither did a very displeased Councilman Mike Russo. The FBI needs to focus square on their political apparatus of Hoboken411 and respective minions.
Here are the rest of MSV’s remarks. Being listed second to our colleague Kurt Gardiner at The Hoboken Journal made Da Horsey green with envy. We pitched our case to be number 1 on the Beth Russo hit list.
Talking Ed Note: The new camera company is doing an excellent job and the quality of the video is much improved. Only the last hour of the meeting however appears to be available.
MSV believes the other big item last night was most unfortunate: The City Council voted to zero out completely (as we understand it without documentation) the budget surplus. They will return approximately $4 million in a ONE SHOT setting the City up for failure.
Scott Siegel spoke well addressing each of the Council of No on the impact they are setting the city up for in tax increases. He spoke directly to Council members Terry Castellano, Tim Occhipinti, Beth Mason, Mike Russo and Nino Giacchi.
If the budget is approved by the State, Hoboken will have to raise taxes if any problem occurs or if an unexpected slew of retirements hit.
This goes against any Municipal 101 course on budget finance.
Councilman Nino Giacchi is going out very badly and also joined in fighting against hearing from the Corporate Counsel on the latter’s request to speak on a message from the FBI.
The Beth Russo team fought for almost a half-hour (or it seemed like it) to forestall an executive session to hear from the Corporation Counsel. One resident from Hoboken who has seen it all remarked outside how surprised he was by Councilman Giacchi.
When the executive session was finally held and people were leaving the room, Councilman Mike Russo went right over to Councilman Nino Giacchi leaned over and gave him a half hug with some remarks and they both laughed.
That’s how Councilman Giacchi is going out. On return the Beth Russo ‘majority’ voted to approve the resolution for the emails with a slight amendment. They could have done this ages ago with a simple OPRA request. MSV would support that and has some emails for your entertainment. But that for another time.
More to come…