Camden City Mayor Francisco “Frank” Moran, the man who will not tolerate anyone talking down to his city, unless that “anyone” is Congressman Donald Norcross has decided to weigh in on a ballot question.
The question on the ballot is, “Shall the Camden City Board of Education remain a Type 1 school district with the Board of Education members appointed by the Mayor of the City of Camden?
The Interpretive Statement makes it clear:
A vote of YES will result in members of the Camden City Board of Education being appointed by the Mayor, as is the current practice.
A vote of NO will result in members of the Camden City Board of Education being elected by the voters as their current terms expire.
It appears Mayor Moran, in his letter to “Dear Friend” wants to keep the power in his hands. In the letter Moran asks “Dear Friend” to vote yes on the question. Camden voters should be fuming because their mayor is asking them to vote to leave all the power in his hands, leaving voters powerless in saying anything about who runs their school system.
For a guy who will not tolerate anyone talking down to his city it appears to me Moran does exactly that by sending a letter to voters that essentially tells them he knows better than they do who should serve on their school board.