March 14, 2022
TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Mayor W. Reed Gusciora today issued an executive order to fulfill City obligations concerning the health, wellbeing, and safety of residents of the City of Trenton.
The order covers various obligations including measures ensuring uninterrupted emergency medical services for underinsured and uninsured residents; delivering COVID-related supplies and services; and conducting preventative public utility maintenance in compliance with the Administrative Consent Order governed by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.
“Today, I am issuing Executive Order 22-01 authorizing numerous emergency actions to maintain the health, safety, and wellbeing of the city,” said Mayor Gusciora. “There are limited circumstances when it becomes proper for the executive to use such executive powers. Emergent threats to the health, safety, and wellbeing of our residents are thresholds we cannot cross as stewards of the City.”
“Each one of the items contained here meets that criteria. Inaction would result in failure to comply with consent orders. Inaction would compromise our ability to deliver safe and clean water to the region. Inaction would restrict access to certain health care services vital to our residents,” Gusciora said. “For the good of our residents and in the name of public safety, I’m obligated to take action. We await the return of the City Clerk, or Council’s appointment of a substitute or assistant clerk, in order for the Council to address other unresolved issues before the City.”