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To All RP Residents: If you haven’t seen the most recent Council Meeting, you may want to view the replay. Stay informed as to whom the folks are seeking the vacant seat on Council. Attend the next Workshop to voice your opinion and remind Council how the residents voted in November 2015.
@D.Trefz - I'm with you 100% on how the residents voted in the last election. It's a big hood-wink and the biggest untalked-about event in RP in years. No one's brought it to RPOL until now - thank you for making the larger audience aware what is happening to our Borough Council.
Recently elected Borough Council Member Holly O'Mahoney (R) announced her resignation.
Two candidates from the recent election have written to Borough council an announced their intention to serve on Council: Jim Glenn and Maripat King. Here are the official results from our recent election:
Democrat A28 Maripat KING 882
Democrat A29 Mike GALE 895
Democrat A30 Jared BRENNAN 941
Republican B28 Holly O'MAHONEY 900
Republican B29 James P. GLENN 861
Republican B30 Paul MATTUS 833
Under a true democracy and in the Miss America beauty pageant the runner-up is next in line as I see it. I understand only 6 council members vote and Mayor Hank can vote if there's a standoff (a tie).
Thanks for posting the November election results, Howard.
I did submit my letter of interest and resume to Bob Berger and Council members at the last workshop meeting.
Didn't Bergermeister appoint Mattus?
Bob Berger should resign. He is ethically challenged and sets a low standard for the position of President.
After 16 years of service on the Planning Commission, Bob Galbraith was unceremoniously dropped when his term expired in January, and replaced by (SURPRISE!!!) Jim Glenn. Something had to be done to keep Glenn's name on the radar, and that was the available place. So when the Republicans reorganized, they made a sweeping approval of ALL board and commission members in one vote, a typical ALL OR NOTHING move by the current majority. Bob Galbraith was never notified when the Republican regime did this..after 16 YEARS OF SERVICE...not a Thank you, not any recognition. In late February, Bob Galbraith was notified by Mike Gale, the newly elected Council member and liason to the Planning Commission, that he was no longer a member. It is my personal opinion that these decisions and the appointment of Jim Glenn (who was voted out of office in the November election) is a decision not made by the Council and Mayor... but made by Bob Boland, Ridey Park Republican leader. And the politics as usual process goes on......
Would this decision be connected to Bob Galbraith speaking up at a recent workshop meeting in support of Maripat King filling the vacant seat on Council
I believe that Maripat was talking about my 16 years of service on the Zoning Hearing Board.
Where are we able to view replays of the meetings?