Newark council to revisit MUA tomorrow

The Newark City Council and City Clerk’s Office have scheduled public forums every evening this week – one forum for each of the city’s five wards – to assess Mayor Cory Booker’s proposed municipal utilities authority (MUA). 

Booker says his plan to lease the city’s water infrastructure would net the city $100 million over the course of this budget year and the next, but the City Council has so far dug in against the proposal.

Nixed earlier this month and rescheuled, the mayor’s controversial MUA option will again go before the nine-member governing body tomorrow, where the mayor has one last shot to secure the plan.

Sources say none of the five council people opposed to the MUA (Council President Donald Payne, Councilwoman Mildred Crump, Councilman Luis Quintana, Councilman Darrin Sharif, and Councilman Ras Baraka) is ready to budge. 

Newark council to revisit MUA tomorrow