By Bayonne Local Staff, Trenton
Sources in Trenton have informed Bayonne Local of the real reason that the Jimmy Davis bill failed. “The deal Mr. Davis cut with Senator Sacco isn’t the same deal Mr. Davis cut with us, this bill is wrong and I sure won’t vote for it.” Said one Assemblyman who wishes to remain anonymous. “Democracy is designed to serve the many, not the few” said another assemblyman. Mayor Davis failed to garner support within his own party for the bill that was mostly one-sided and skewed towards his situation. Sources inside City Hall say the mayor did not anticipate the low salary that came with being Mayor of Bayonne ($68,000). But, according to city records the mayor uses a city cell phone and takes a city car home from work.
There is a companion bill in the assembly that would allow ex-municipal workers, such as cops and firemen, to collect their pension, as long as they forfeit their elected salary and benefits. Mayor Davis could not be reached for comment, nor would any city official comment on the companion bill. Sources in the New Jersey Assembly said that the “Jimmy Davis Bill” is most likely dead and won’t see the light of day again until November.