If you have been reading the local papers, you might have heard about the D-SNAP money to aid victims of Hurricane Irene that Dunkins had no clue about.
Distribution of U.S. Department of Agriculture Disaster Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program funds will continue from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. today at the Cumberland County One-Stop Career Center at Delsea Drive and Park Boulevard in Vineland. Those who are eligible can get as much as $200 to buy food with the so-called D-SNAP money.
Dunkins is the freeholder liaison to the One-stop Center. MWatch has reported previously on the many deficiencies in the Cumberland County One-Stop Center, and yet another is now front page news.
Republican Cumberland County Freeholder Sam Fiocchi, who seeking one of the Assembly seats, wants Democratic Cumberland County Freeholder James Dunkins to be stripped of his liaison duties involving the one-stop career center.
“What happened …at the (center) was a disgrace to Cumberland County and someone needs to be held accountable,” Fiocchi said. “Our residents don’t deserve to be treated that way.”
Dunkins, who is seeking election to the final year of an unexpired term on the freeholder board, said he was never notified about Tuesday’s event.
We have federal disaster aide coming into Cumberland County, but apparently Dunkins is too busy campaigning to worry about his job duties.I remember several years ago when Lou Magazzu, in a Freeholder meeting, publicly excoriated an employee over the missed opportunity at securing some public grant money for their department. Apparently there are different sets of rules for the ruling class. Dunkins shrugs his shoulders, and shirks responsibility, blaming one or more other entities for his lack of involvement and oversight. His excuse,it seems, is that somebody else should have told him to do his job.
Once again Cumberland County comes out with a black-eye. We look foolish, asking for special treatment, a special dispensation for an extension because those in charge, those receiving a county paycheck could not find the time to actually do their job. And then we wonder why this county is in the sad fiscal shape it is in today?