Atlantic County is an awesome place to live in (lol… okay well at least it has the potential to be) and love your surroundings. Nature, history, and nightlife! We got it!
I’ve always said that if I was going to tell you how to lower your taxes at the freeholder meeting, then maybe three people would show up, but if one of the Philadelphia Eagles was at Wawa drinking coffee, then the line would wrap around the building twice. Okay so football is more popular than politics, big whoop.
Unfortunately, that’s not the real message here. Maybe on the surface football is more popular than politics, but beneath the surface, it equates to football taking priority over our laws, rights, and community. Hopefully, most of us have enough room in our hearts to love both!
Far be it from me to tell you how you should look at this, but I’ll say this; you’re doing exactly what “they” want you to do. The Atlantic County Government wants you content, relaxed, oblivious, uninvolved, and pre-occupied. Which is why Freeholder Meetings are held at 4:30 in Northfield, as opposed to 6:30 in Mays Landing, which is the county seat.
In fact, although county offices within the State of New Jersey, are located within their county seat (hence the term)… Of course, the most mismanaged county in the state must be the exception to the rule, and what better place to centralize mismanagement than Atlantic City?
That perk for the politicians costs us big. It places critical county services at the extreme North-Eastern border of the county, and there’s no parking… plus, unlike most other counties, Atlantic doesn’t even have a parking garage. Why? Because they obviously don’t want visitors.
So now that you’ve thought about it a bit, you realize just how inaccessible and low profile that Atlantic County is trying to be, and that they want you preoccupied. But how is this preoccupation costing the taxpayers big? When the cat’s away the mice will play… but other than costing us our constitutional legacy of American values, are we losing money too?
The 8th floor of the Atlantic County Office Building, located in Atlantic City New Jersey, houses the highest paid and most powerful elected and appointed officials within the county, and guess what they’re doing for most of the day?
Reading the newspaper, shopping on Amazon, conducting personal affairs, campaigning, and a Hell of a lot of bull-shitting! Photographs, and audio, which was turned over as discovery in civil suits against the Atlantic County Government, show the majority of the county’s top floor doing a whole lot of nothing.
Atlantic County Counsel James Ferguson, and several of his Assistant County Counsels, spending hours every morning, reading the newspaper, playing on the internet, and conducting official municipal business, while on county time and using county resources.
It doesn’t stop there either… numerous cases of sexual harassment filed against the Atlantic County Counsel James Ferguson, have cost several women their jobs, health, or positions. And Atlantic County has paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to Donna Taylor’s favorite law firm, to keep these complaints out of court and hidden from the taxpayers. You might ask; wouldn’t it be cheaper to just fire the guy and hire a county counsel who’s “looking” after us instead of his subordinates?
Well of course it would, but this is politics, and he is irreplaceable you know? After all, think of how hard it would be to find anyone else so eager to completely abandon their oath of office and law degree, all to screw over 275,000 Americans.
Does this shock you? Well you aint seen nothing yet!
Even after the Atlantic County Government settled law suits against Counsel Ferguson, they asked Governor Christy to make him a Superior Court Judge. Thankfully, the New Jersey State Police were notified that the man is a repeat-offender-sexual-harasser with outstanding litigation, so he was denied the judgeship.
But that disgraceful behavior wasn’t enough to fire him over, and the county doesn’t even seem embarrassed that their chief justice has the Morales and ethics of a stink bomb. Heck at least with a stink bomb, we all eventually get a laugh out of it.
So one judge was blocked, but unfortunately dozens of others snuck right into the Atlantic County Courthouse, because we were preoccupied with our busy lives. But could you admit that to a woman who became suicidal over relentless sexual harassment? Being “politically correct” is a cowardly and inefficient substitute for being a considerate member of society.
Nepotism, patronage, racism, abuses of power, and pay to play violations have been reported to Atlantic County’s EEO Officer and County Administrator. Numerous emails, audio recordings, certified letters, depositions, and filed litigation against the current administration, are starting to pop up and appear everywhere.
Instead of bringing in out-of-state business and giving them Twenty-Nine-Million dollars of state funding and a ten-year tax abatement… Let’s install camera’s in the Atlantic County Department of Law, so that the taxpayers can log on and see what their tax dollars are paying for.
I’ll even pay for the whole thing myself… A scary movie just in time for Halloween!