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Resolution: 52-10 was requested by Councilman Moe Romeo and introduced by acting Council President Ed Icove. It appears that Icove & Romeo were the only members of City Council privy to details regarding Resolution: 52-10 prior to July 25th, when other members of council were informed - barely 24 hours before a meeting when they were being asked to vote on the matter.
Councilman Tony Caroscio: “…It’s very frustrating that we continue to do things that look sneaky whether they are or not that’s the way they look. It’s costing the city money. Instead of finding ways to work with the residents and do what’s right, we continue to find ways to not do what’s right and not look good as we’re sitting up here…”
Councilwoman Sunny Simon: “…I don’t think in this case, the law is for me, at this point necessarily clear…" *** “…The last thing I think we need for the city is to end up in court in litigation over something like this it could impact our residents and the credibility of this council…”