of the City 2016 from John Henry on Vimeo.
My Predictions About the
2016 State of Our City Speech
and what he DID NOT SAY.
1. The mayor will once
again make no mention of the true
Orange Residents murdered in 2015.
2. The mayor, once
again, will not mention
the increased level
of violence in East Orange Schools in
3. The mayor will not be able
to give an example
of a single
abandoned property that has been rennovated to the
of bringing in tax dollars instead of
spending taxes on mowing
and raking and making cosmetic changes.
4. The mayor will
not mention the violations and charges
City Animal Shelter*
nor the false statements of Casim
Gomez in an
*The mayor did
mention the violations and charges against the
Shelter, but with no specific information given.
5. The mayor will not mention
the violations of City Code 238-4 by
all elected council members, nor
the failure of City Code Enforcer
Dwight Saunders to issue tickets or summonses to any of
6. In spite of promises to provide a
transcript of his speech for those of us
who were unable to attend, no transcript has yet
appeared. I did not
predict this would happen, but based on past experience
with this mayor
and his city hall appointees, I should have known better.
I will make sure
to predict it next year.