Ravi Russo Alliance upended as council appoints Peter Cunningham to hospital board
Apparently, low information voters and low information councilmembers are fine with the ultimate act of cynicism in putting Councilman Michael Russo on the hospital board.
Yes, the same hospital he with other members of MORTe tried to kill in 2011.
Councilwoman Tiffanie Fisher led a come from behind effort from the good government trio with City Council President Jen Giattino to see Councilman Peter Cunningham appointed over Russo.
Back with more but first, time to go back into the Horsey Wayback Machine. There was no better coverage on the savage battle to take down Hoboken, the hospital and then blame former mayor Dawn Zimmer.
After Councilwoman Tiffanie Fisher nominated Peter Cunningham, the resolution sponsor Emily Jabbour announced she would abstain from voting. She said due to her involvement with the hospital on the matter. She’s not precluded from voting but removed herself although there’s no conflict. MSV reached out to her and is awaiting comment on the effort to have Russo appointed.
Corporation Counsel Brian Aloia interjected as a point of interest prior to the vote, the hospital, CarePoint, retains the authority to decide on any council nomination sent to them.
It would have been quite embarrassing to see the City Council put up Russo and then the hospital to respond back “NO! What are you smoking?”