>Village Council Elections :Ridgewood Voters Cautiously Optimistic they wont get "Richied" again
>Village Council Elections : Ridgewood Voters Cautiously Optimistic they wont get “Richied” again
There are four candidates competing for the the Village council seat left by the departing of Anne Zusy in the upcoming special election ; Russell Forenza,Louis Lembo, Oliver Train and Stephen Wellinghorst.
Without reiterating every thing that was written in this weeks article , “Four candidates vying for open seat on Ridgewood Village Council” by the very able Michael Sedon at the Ridgewood News , we thought it was time to mention the one thing on every ones mind that seems to have become , “unmentionable”. What we like to call not wanting to get “Richied” again.
What safe guards do we have in place to protect voters from being willfully misled by candidates who claim or give the impression they favor one coarse of action as opposed to another ? It has not escaped the attention of this blog nor has it escaped the attention of many local voters that the political trend seems to be to say one thing to get elected and then act in an entirely different manner once you are elected . The recent events with candidate now council member Tom Richie suggest the need for some kind of a recourse such as say a “lemon law” for disingenuous politicians. The trend in Ridgewood in recent memory is to run on preserving this beautiful unique Village and then as soon as the election is over ,its business as usual taxpayers and residents be damned. The voting public would like some grantees from the candidates that you are in fact what they say they are , no more or no less is expected.
The “we know better crowd” , has brought a myriad of failed projects ,waste full and irresponsible spending and a blatant disregard for the character and charm of the Village . In the old days Village politicians put Ridgewood first and foremost but now Ridgewood seems to be viewed as a cash cow to extorted for every silly state special interest know to man. The party is over , with continued cuts in state aid and massive layoffs on the state level looming the days of wine and roses are past and all that is left is the fiscal hangover.
PJ Blogger and the Staff of the Ridgewood blog
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