Things don’t seem to make sense in Plainfield. Why would the city build a Wawa gas station on a street they’d like to make pedestrian friendly? Why are PMUA bills so high? Why does the city spend six figures on marketing that we never see?
It’s not that our leaders are incompetent. They are just corrupt. The Wawa gas station was built because its owners made the right campaign contributions. PMUA bills are high because of political patronage – its highly-payed and politically connected administrative staff makes a lot of money. High marketing costs yield poor results because the marketing agency gives a lot of money to political campaigns – and results are secondary to campaign cash.
Vendors and developers have given our opponents well over $100,000 to use against us. They then serve those peoples’ interests instead of yours.