E. Orange Mayor Discusses Fiscal Management
In a recent interview during the New Jersey U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting, city of East Orange, NJ Mayor Lester E. Taylor III discussed the ways his administration is applying different ideas to responsibly manage taxpayers’ funds, while providing outstanding service to residents and business owners.
One area Mayor Taylor and city leadership felt required attention was the city of East Orange Water Department.
Mayor Taylor said, “When I took office, there was a $3.5 million deficit at the (Water) Commission and we didn’t have experts in running a utility at the Commission. So, through a fair, open, competitive bid process Veolia was selected—one of the number one companies in the world. They are operating and maintaining the system for the short term.” Veolia was recently awarded a contract to provide interim operations, maintenance and management services to the city of East Orange Water Department.
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