|Promising "lower taxes" to voters while he tries to drain Hoboken's Treasury|
GA had a pile of election promises from "Garcia for Hoboken Council" sent to my home prior to the November 3 municipal election.
In fact, Candidate Carmelo Garcia carpet-bombed the entire 6th ward with promises; Letters, cards, mailers- even doorknobs pledged to "lower taxes" in exchange for our vote.
The magnitude of candidate Carmelo Garcia's dishonesty to voters has been exposed by a Q-Tipster.
Because we now know that while the candidate was promising to "lower taxes" he was coveting $1.2 million of taxpayer money; the price to make his "ethnic cleansing" lawsuit go away.
$1.2 million= 1.12% of Hoboken's $107 million proposed budget (2016).
How could Garcia "lower taxes" while he's pocketing $1.2 million of taxpayer money?
That is a question 6th Ward voters never got to ask because candidate Carmelo Garcia:
(1) never told voters that he was suing the City,
(2) never told the voters he sought damages in the millions,
(3) never allowed voters to consider the inherent conflict between serving on a Legislative body with the people he's suing.
(4) never allowed voters to consider the inherent problems of a councilman working with the Mayor he is suing.
The election may be long over, but 6th Ward voters have just discovered Garcia's depth of dishonesty; he is (still) suing the Mayor, her husband, and 3 current/former HHA officials, and is asking for a gigantic payday from public monies in an amount which (I believe) threatens Hoboken's fiscal stability.
Indeed, this is a matter of public interest and public concern.