Will the REAL Eric Jackson Please Stand Up?

Which is the Real Eric Jackson?

The one who, on November 2, 2017, wrote the following to NJ Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin:

“As Mayor, it is my sworn duty to provide for the health, safety and welfare of all Trenton residents, as well as the tens of thousands of workers and visitors that come to my city each day [Not mentioned here, of course, are the 160,000 or so customers in Mercer County who live outside of “my city. I guess they don’t count. – KM]. Therefore, the Trenton Water Works’ (‘TWW’) delivery of clean and safe drinking water is, of course, a matter I have always approached with the utmost seriousness and care. It pleases me to say that I have found the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (‘Department’) to be an invaluable partner in this effort.”

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Or the one who said this in a letter to the same Commissioner Bob Martin, on January 18 of this year, two days after Mr. Martin left office:

“I am taken aback and strongly disagree with both your recitiaton of the facts and mischaracterization of the city’s conduct in addressing the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s (NJDEP) concerns with the TWW in your letter. Curiously, you deemed it necessary to send your letter to the press at the conclusion of your tenure as commissioner of the NJDEP, which inexplicably omits any of the city’s efforts to comply with NJDEP’s directives. Contrary to your assertions, you are certainly well aware of the fact that the city has made every effort to address NJDEP’s concerns to ensure the safe and effective operation of the TWW, some of which have been acknowledged by your counsel.”

So, which Eric Jackson do you think is the real one?

The smarmy, kiss-ass sycophant praising his “invaluable partner” on November 2?

Or the fire-breathing champion of the City of Trenton, seeking to recover a tiny bit of his self-respect before his failed term ends, on January 18?

Your choice.

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