A freeholder who oversees the taxpayer-financed New Jersey Association of Counties told 22 trustees — most of them elected officials — they could skirt public-records laws with this advice: “Keep these documents solely in your personal possession.”
The Star Ledger broke this story over the weekend. Why is this important? Your tax dollars are supporting this private group. The NJAC used to be under the control of Lou Magazzu, before his fall from grace.
But it seems that even with Lou out of power at the NJAC, his style of politics still rules. This organization is rife with misuse of funds, and power hungry politicos seeking self-enrichment fromthe public trough.
But back to Lou – this article was just the lead in I needed to explore the state of affairs in Lou’s Cumberland County. Is it me, or is Al Kelly the new power broker in the county? It seems that Magazzu is a non-entity anymore.
Sure, he sometimes warms a seat at Freeholder meetings. However, it seems that Whelan and Sheppard have taken the reins over any policy that really matters.
The Cumberland County Democratic Party, once dominated by Lou’s caustic personality and unbending ego, is now a ship adrift in the Horse Latitudes.
I wonder if Lou keeps volatile documents on his person? And I wonder what he keeps in that storage unit on North Delsea Drive – the one he was behind in payments on a while back.
There is a hurricane coming up the coast this week; I wonder if Lou has his own personal hurricane coming?