There has been some interesting news about the New Jersey Association of Counties and their abuse of taxpayer money. The News of Cumberland County today ran an editorial (it is not available online) concerning executive director Celeste Carpiano’s insane salary of $205,000 a year, plus perks including a brand new Lexus, and a state pension despite the fact that she is a registered lobbyist.
Freeholder boards across the state have been withholding dues because of the blatant nature of this highway robbery of the taxpayers.
What does this have to do with Lou Magazzu? First – I don’t see Cumberland County among the list of dissenting counties. Apparently Lou is comfortable with this waste of tax money. Why would that be, do you think? Could it be that Lou once held positions in the NJAC, and is prone to look the other way because he allowed these infractions to happen under his watch?
According to the county website, Lou brags about being “President of the New Jersey Association of Counties in 2007. Former member of the New Jersey Association of Counties Foundation Board.” Is Lou applying the same scrutiny that accorded the NJAC to Cumberland County? I for one believe he is… this site attests to that fact!