The Daily Journal ran an article today about shared services. Generally, I am in favor of shared services, if implemented properly. However, with centralized power comes the risk of centralized fraud and mismanagement.
“There is no reason in the world for the city of Vineland to have an independent health department,” said Freeholder Director Louis Magazzu, who is a Vineland resident. He said the county and city departments have skill sets to offer each other.
Lou Magazzu was elected Cumberland County Freeholder. His duties include managing the “county”. Lou was NOT elected mayor of Vineland. If he wanted to run Vineland, perhaps he should have run for that position.
The scary thing about Lou’s power grab is that the county is so poorly run under his lead, and now he wants to expand his personal kingdom. While we are on the topic of bad decisions, and I have to put this into the rumor category until I get confirmation – I heard that the building that houses the prosecutor offices on the corner of Broad and Fayette had new windows installed a year ago or so. During heavy rains, water runs down the interior walls. The county decided, in its own wisdom, to have county taxpayers and county people repair the leaks rather than go after the contractor that performed what appears to be shoddy work. And now Lou wants to bring this level of competence and jam it down the throat of every taxpayer in every municipality.
Another story, and this has been confirmed. A person called the county 9-11 for emergency services and the county dispatcher told them that 2nd Street and Vine Street in Millville “do not intersect”. I don’t know what Millville this brainless wonder was referring to, but it was Millville, NJ in Cumberland County. I know, because is live a few blocks from this non-existent intersection. And now Lou Magazzu wants to usurp local control of our police dispatch, and force us to endure this same level of incompetence. What the hell, it’s only people’s lives that are at risk!