Monday, December 04, 2006

Bulletin for Dec. 4 Council Meeting

Mayor Sharon Robinson-Briggs will seek City Council advice and consent to the appointment of A. Raiford Daniels as director of the Department of Administration, Finance, Health and Social Services and for Marc D. Dashield as city administrator.

Daniels was recently named acting director of the department, the largest of three mandated by the city’s special charter. The post had technically been vacant since March, although former City Administrator Carlton McGee was also handling responsibilities for the department.

Dashield is the chief financial officer of Franklin Township, Somerset County. If approved, he will succeed McGee, who left Plainfield at the end of October to become chief financial officer of the Atlanta school district. McGee was appointed in acting capacity Jan. 1 and received council advice and consent when his 90-day acting term ended.

City Council approval of Daniels and Dashield would also allow Robinson-Briggs to
end her first year in office with a full cabinet, all with terms to end along with hers on Dec. 31, 2009. If the council agrees, the vote will take place at Wednesday’s regular meeting.

In other matters tonight, the council will discuss its calendar for next year and consider approving two processions in celebration of the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the patron saint of Mexico.

The meeting is 7:30 p.m. in City Hall Library, 515 Watchung Ave.

--Bernice Paglia


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