On Sunday, Freeholder Carl Lazzaro launched a robo-call that not only disturbed the peace of the day but was disturbing in its level of dishonesty. It is clear that Freeholder Lazzaro is attempting to deflect attention away from his own actions – and those of the Freeholder Board majority of which he is a part.
That Freeholder Board majority – Freeholder Jonathan Rose, Freeholder Carl Lazzaro, and their “Boss” Freeholder George Graham – has made some grossly improper decisions while in a position of trust.
Here are some questions that Freeholder Lazzaro and his side needs to answer:
(1) Why did Freeholder Carl Lazzaro re-hire the bond counsel who failed to do his job and warn county government and county residents about the problems with the solar program contract?
Unfortunately for Sussex County taxpayers, this lawyer didn’t even require the contract to have the basic insurances that, if they had been in place, would have protected Sussex County and its residents from financial liability. So why did the three freeholders hire him back?
Why are Sussex County taxpayers paying this man?
(2) Why did Freeholder Jonathan Rose give a no-bid contract worth $518,000.00 to the lawyer who allowed the solar scam to happen in the first place?
This lawyer ran the state office that was the final step in the process of approving a contract that turned out to be a scam. His office was the taxpayers’ fail-safe. But instead of catching what was an obvious problem, his office rubber-stamped the contract and the taxpayers of Sussex County were out $40 million.
So why would Freeholders Rose, Lazzaro, and Graham give the lawyer who signed-off on the solar scam $518,000 to investigate the solar scam? An obvious whitewash? No wonder Sussex County has never got back a penny on the money it lost.
(3) Why did their side take a campaign contribution from the law firm responsible for solar?
Why would they take a campaign contribution from a law firm that they themselves acknowledged was implicated in the solar scam? Isn’t this the very definition of “dirty” money?
Now we know why Carl Lazzaro made that robo-call. To deflect our attention from what he and his crew have done in office.
Now we know why Lazzaro and Rose are trying to mislead us again.
They lied about solar, spent more of our tax money, borrowed more, and raised property taxes every year they’ve been in office.
How can anyone argue that they deserve to be re-elected?