Local Dems on offense in Hamilton

Nearly three months after Hamilton Mayor John Bencivengo ate federal bribery and extortion charges, and three weeks after a federal grand Jury indicted him on additional charges, the Republican Township Council has yet to conduct an inquiry into the impact of the actions of the mayor and one of his closest aides in the acceptance of $12,400 from an insurance consultant seeking a multi-million dollar no-bid contract.

Local Democrats continue to make this an issue, broadening their attack on Bencivengo’s alleged actions to include what they see as the council’s inaction. 

Party reps will be at tonight’s meeting to ask why the council’s public agenda fails to contain any formal discussion to address the reform actions and why council people won’t join Governor Chris Christie, Senator Linda Greenstein (D-14), Assemblymen Wayne DeAngelo (D-14) and Dan Benson (D-14) and County Executive Brian Hughes, in calling for the mayor to resign.

The Hamilton Democrats have provided the council with a sample non-binding resolution to that effect.

 

Local Dems on offense in Hamilton