Sue Henderson is sworn in by council as friend Rich Gore, who is Council member John Loffredo's partner, holds bible. Henderson said she assumed Council member Jim Keady's unexpired term because if you have complaints you have to be willing to work to make things better.
Council Present: John Loffredo, Mayor Kevin Sanders, Deputy Mayor James Bruno
Recording One - Interfaith Neighbors Paul McEvily on the Neighborhood Stabilization Program
Recording Two - City Commerce director, Tom Gilmour, on UEZ funding for Asbury Works, etc.
Recording Three - Construction code official's hours cut back. City attorney, Tom Hastie's wife is the business manager for Robbinsville, the municipality that is sharing the contruction official with Asbury Park. [Robbinsville recently lost a Sunshine Law violation complaint filed by John Paff. In winning the case, Paff cited an appeals panel's opinion in Nevin v Asbury Park.]
Recording Four - Tax Abatement for Design Center at Cookman and Bangs
Recording Five - Parking dispute re. 711 Bangs building
Recording Six - Comments from the Public - Werner Baumgartner, who performed the duties of city historian until the waterfront redevelopment began, asks city to explain what actions have been taken against the owners of a list of sub-code buildings in city. Mgr Terry Reidy doesn't answer the question, instead relates an earlier exchange he had with Baumgartner.