The Daily Journal ran a story about the freeholders backing down from hiring a high bidder, who just also happened to be a Camden County firm and George Norcross machine contributor.
The county has temporarily backed off plans to pick an architectural firm to turn the former Vine Street School into office space for the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office.
The delay — expected to be brief, Freeholder Jane Jannarone said — will give the Board of Freeholders time to review two of the bids.
How interesting. Two days ago Lou and his minions were hell bent on hiring Lammey Giorgio from Camden County, a company with close ties to the George Norcross machine, and extravagant party supporter. MagazzuWatch believes that this is just another indication of the close ties that Magazzu has formed with Norcross, and proof of Norcross infiltrating and ruling Cumberland County politics.
What is more disturbing is that the freeholders are now admitting that they were going to award the contract to an out of town entity without even reviewing the other bidders’ proposals? How can Jannarone claim to have made an intelligent decision in the first place when she now says that the committee needs time time “to review two of the bids”?
At a time when the county is facing a $4-8 Million shortfall, it is inexcusable to play politics and spend local money on out-of-town companies and to not even review the local bids. If not for MagazzuWatch asking questions about this whole porject the other day I have to wonder if Lou and his merry band of puppets would have just slid the vote through.