Thursday, January 14, 2010

A Christie appointment worth watching

The Associated Press this morning is reporting that Governor-elect Chris Christie is going to appoint former Rudy Giuliani aide Andrew Eristoff as NJ's next Treasurer. Why is this intriguing to NOPE's opposition to proposed civilian housing at NWS Earle?

Well, separately, as we discussed here on October 14 and 15, Colts Neck Township hired Mr. Giuliani's firm (Giuliani Partners) as security analysts for its lawsuit versus the Department of Navy over proposed civilian housing at Laurelwood. (As a grassroots group and community messenger, we are not party to the various legal matters pertaining to the Earle case, but keep a close eye on them.)

Although NONE of NJ's gubernatorial candidates this past election gave us any of their time or thoughts on the Earle matter, Mr. Eristoff's inclusion in the Christie cabinet and affiliation to the Giuliani camp in the past could, anecdotally, signal a positive for NOPE, in terms of his ability to gather accurate security information in a security and cost-assessment study by the State Treasurer that NOPE is hopeful will pass in the new NJ legislative session.

Or maybe Mr. Eristoff's nomination means nothing. Either way, we will keep an eye on this.

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