Agenda Also Includes Badly Needed Mental Health, Cannabis, and Public Safety Initiatives
Trenton, N.J. – Mayor W. Reed Gusciora today announced that his administration is requesting a special City Council meeting this Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. in order to close out critical and time sensitive legislation and financial obligations before the year ends.
The proposed agenda includes the following items:
- Department of Finance obligations to pay bills and City employees in January 2022.
- A resolution supporting an application to operate a Cannabis manufacturing facility in Trenton.
- Ordinances that would help the City deliver essential mental health services by hiring a clinical psychologist and mental health worker.
- Resolution awarding a contract to establish a Trenton “Street Team,” which uses outreach workers to intervene in historic and ongoing neighborhood conflicts, prevent retaliation, and provide victim services.
Last week's meetings - originally scheduled for Dec. 21 and Dec. 23, 2021 - were cancelled by City Council.
"Basic good governance requires us to get together one last time before the year ends and ensure that the City of Trenton meets its financial obligations," said Mayor Gusciora. "Additional resolutions that would help us address many of the factors that lead to violence and other public safety issues have also been included so we can start a comprehensive response as early as possible in 2022."
The request and proposed agenda are included below:
Special Meeting Request
Special Meeting Docket