Trenton, Will We Turn the Corner with Recall or Drive Over the Cliff with Tony Mack?

November 12, 2011 - Leave a Response

This weekend will be a defining point in Trenton’s future. Will enough registered voters sign the petition to RECALL Mayor Tony Mack and take our city off the nightmare trip we’ve been on since July 1, 2010? Or will we continue on this trip to disaster with a mayor who has proven his inability to lead from day one of his inept and embarrassing administration?
Mayor Tony Mack has proven he and his top administrators have little regard for finding and hiring qualified staff, adhering to city and civil service regulations and policies, contractual obligations and laws. In short, he is driving our city off a cliff with poor decisions, hiring practices and improper business practices. His reckless driving is positioning us to suffer losses of federal and state funding, resulting in more cuts in needed services and staff. Closed libraries and museums, police layoffs, embarrassing personnel blunders and questionable finiancial practices are just a few of the missteps of this administration.
So, will Trenton turn the corner to a better future? Will we send a message to the world that we are capable of righting a terrible mistake by recalling this mayor and replacing him with someone who has the business sense, leadership skills and vision to take us in the direction we need to go? Will we do what’s necessary to change our city’s image from being the brunt of late night talk show  jokes?  Trenton residents should be proud of our history and of the many accoomplishments of former and current citizens.  We deserve better. We can do better.  This bad trip must come to an end.   We can succeed in changing the course of our city if citizens take advantage of this opportunity to change the course by signing the RECALL Petition today or tomorrow. The deadline is here. Visit the Trenton Recall Office at 830 Lalor St., Trenton or call (609) 614-0668 and ask for a petition to be brought to you.


Disgruntled? No, Disgusted? Yes

July 14, 2011 - One Response

Mayor Mack’s reaction to the Trenton Recall effort is to claim that the Recall committee is just a bunch of disgruntled citizens who didn’t get what they want from him.  Sorry Tony, I can tell you these people are not disgruntled, but disgusted with your poor leadership and the way in which you have trashed our city’s image.

I’m not a member of the petitioning committee.  But an ordinary citizen who knows that Trenton does not deserve what you have dumped on us during the last twelve months.  We deserve and demand better. Our hopes for someone to lead us through these difficult times were dashed,  when just days into your administration, you made ill-advised decisions to dismiss those who had the knowledge and experience to help you, and along with a number of other poor decisions that made us realize you lacked the skills and experience to lead our city.

But as an elder, wanting to see a young person succeed, I felt you could be helped with some encouragement and advice.  I and other elders, some your former teachers,  pulled you aside and advised you to surround yourself with knowledgeable and  experienced people who could advise you in areas where you lacked experience.  We told you that you did not need to know everything.  We thought you would listen.  But you didn’t.  Things have just gone from bad to worse.  We have had our fill of your administration. We want you to just go away and let us get on with the business of restoring our city to its lost glory; a beautiful,  proud, historic, and safe place to grow up and to grow old.

I jumped for joy when I read of the Trenton Recall.  I called,  thanked, congratulated and encouraged the members who had the fortitude to step forward and begin the process of recalling you from office.  I joined them as a volunteer willing to obtain a share of the 9,000 signatures needed to make this movement meet its goal of removing you from office. So calling people names and blaming others for this Recall effort won’t work.  Accept that you are in over your head.  There are plenty of people out here who support this effort.  Young and old have realized that your election to the most important office in our city was a huge mistake.  We wonder how anyone could make such a mockery of an elected office. Recalling you and electing a competent and qualified person to lead our city is a top priority. Disgruntled? No.  Disgusted? Yes  Determined to meet our goal? Yes, nine thousand times, yes!