Tom Greaney to Beth Mason: Think on personnel matters before you attack

Yesterday, an unfortunate incident occurred involving a city employee and Parking Utility Director Sacs.  There are many rumors circulating about precisely who did what and why.  The Hoboken Police Department was involved, and the City is properly conducting a third party administrative review so it can make appropriate personnel decisions.
As an experienced Human Resource professional, I understand the sensitivity involved in personnel decisions and the urgent need for the city to conduct its own investigation to determine the facts and circumstances. Investigations of these types are best done by qualified and independent third parties. Mayor Zimmer acted quickly and appropriately in moving to refer the matter to a third party investigator.  
Unfortunately, Council President Mason, my opponent in the race for Second Ward City Council, chose to put out a highly politically charged press release. By doing so, she has politicized a highly sensitive personnel matter.  Quite simply, that was the opposite of how this matter should be addressed.  It is imperative that our public officials act in a thoughtful and restrained fashion when dealing with personnel matters.  Putting out a press release without knowing the facts is simply wrong.
Even during a political season, public officials must be willing to recognize that the duties of their offices take precedence over political machinations.  This is especially true when dealing with personnel matters that can have profound impacts on careers, and the management of our city.
 I am deeply disappointed and disturbed that my opponent either didn’t know, or didn’t care, when she chose to politicize this matter. Both the citizens of Hoboken, and the parties involved, deserve better and more responsible leadership. 


Tom Greaney

Second Ward Council Candidate

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