Trenton says it will get $22M in aid without hiring-panel oversight

TRENTON – According to Mayor Tony Mack, the city of Trenton will be awarded $22 million in state Transitional Aid, but without the previously required hiring oversight from the Department of Community Affairs.

The development was announced on the municipal website today, and Mack said the city “tentatively” plans to accept the $22 million in state aid without the “imposition of a three-member panel overseeing the administration’s hiring decisions.”

“Instead, in lieu of the three-member panel, the DCA will actively assist in recruiting and recommending highly qualified candidates to fill department director positions,” Mack said. “Once the memorandum of understanding is officially signed, then all details will be shared immediately.”

A spokesperson for DCA did not immediately respond to requests for confirmation or comment.

 

Trenton says it will get $22M in aid without hiring-panel oversight