The mayor has been using the city’s water billing system for the past several months to mail out citywide a slick, newly conceived campaign media piece paid for by taxpayers.
Its cost – about $4,000 a month.
The piece is mainly and overtly about him and all the good he is doing.
It is also distributed around the city at corner stores, et cetera The mayor’s media folks – his chief of staff, et al – are showing him how to use taxpayer money to send out a Carlo DeMaria for Mayor newsletter and how to pass it around.
In a city served rather well served by three newspapers, it is a wonder he feels the need to have his own publication.
In two of the newspapers, the mayor has been running full-page paid advertisements about his accomplishments – paid for by guess who – the taxpayers.Continue reading “Mayor’s taxpayer funded reelection campaign”