Neither does the City Council here in Jersey City but that'll be taken up next week.
Fulop is trying to address the fact that currently two appointees (as well as scads of other political appointees) get full health care benefits at the cost to Jersey City taxpayers. Fulop's point is well made that if you take a look just at the Jersey City Incinerator Authority, their meetings are averaging out to 12 hours a year. For this they get taxpayer funded health care. Let's get nutty and say they work 24 hours a YEAR, that's still not worth the cost. Fulop says his proposal (and good luck with it Councilman, you're the last bastion of clean government in this city) would save taxpayers upwards of $400K a year. That's HUGE in this day and age.
When business as usual council member Bill Gaughan tried walking Fulop back to say he didn't really know if it was just 12 hours a year Fulop stood his ground:
“It’s all political patronage, that’s what it is.”
Political patronage? In Jerramiah Healy's Jersey City?
Say it ain't so.