If nothing else, Jersey City Council President Mariano Vega is a man of tremendous self-confidence. A no-confidence vote aimed at Vega, who was arrested last week on federal corruption charges, was defeated 7-1. Vega voted against resolution. Only reformer Steven Fulop voted yes. Since Vega had a personal financial stake in the vote — the Council President earns an additional $2,000-a-year – should he have abstained? It wouldn't have affected the final vote.
Among those voting to show confidence in Vega: newly-elected Councilwoman Nidia Rivera Lopez (D-Orlando).