Seems like only yesterday Kyrillos had the spotlight put on him about wanting to put his hands in the Fort Monmouth Reuse pot.
Yesterday, Kyrillos met with local leaders to discuss the bill he was planning on introducing without discussing it first with local leaders.
Awefully courteous of him, yet he had some choice words about the meeting and its results:
“It’s a good proposal,” Kyrillos said, adding that he was prepared for changes to the bill as it moves through the Senate.
“No bill comes out (of the legislative process) the same way it was drafted,” he said. “This (the bill) has started a healthy dialogue. I’m hopeful that there will be a comfortable consensus on a way to reinvent (Fort Monmouth).”
Healthy, dialogue? I am no expert on the Fort Monmouth Reuse commitee but it seems that the only dialogue out there was the monologue by Arthur Kamin of the Asbury Park Press. Matter of fact, back in December 17th, a headline in the APP read “Fort panel member: Keep us in loop”.
What there has been is behind the scenes jockeying, power grabbing, and sneaky legislation writting, none of which include the local officials currently doing a superb job of handling the Fort’s reuse. However, none of these activities indicate dialogue let alone one that can be described as “healthy.”