Town Attorney Needs to Learn the Facts

Is the current Town Attorney capable of performing his duties?

At the Tuesday September 04 Town Council meeting it became painfully clear that the current Town Attorney needs to learn to do more then just smile and wear Wal-mart special suits.

Item number 5 on the regular agenda dealt with the East Haven Community Counseling Center and the signing of a new contract to work with BH Healthcare.

When sitting facing the direction of the Counseling Center the Town Attorney continually pointed out that the Counseling Center was in the opposite direction then where it is from. Then as he was asked questions about the day to day operations of the Counseling Center he was unable to provide the public with the required answers to the questions they posed.

When the time came for public comment I was able to make my way up to the table and address the Council and answer the questions that they and the public had that were related to the Counseling Center.

Perhaps if The Town Attorney became more familiar with the operations of the different town departments he would be better prepared to answer questions about the various town departments.

This begs the question however if he cannot as was proven last night answer the most basic questions about various departments especially those that serve the needs of our disabled residents how well prepared is he to act in the capacity as Town Attorney?

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Peter T. Cianelli September 06, 2012 at 01:37 AM
Robert,Once again.... I am saddened and disappointed that you continue to use your ADA Chairman's Post to throw insults & personal attacks on East Haven's(Rep. Leaders) & Town Attorney, Joe Zullo.... Mr. Hoff , this childish bahavior on your part only shows that you are incapable of leading this important comission.... I would hope that in the future you refrain from this behavior.... I know from personal experence what Mr. Zullo does to support people with special needs, there are two in my family. Every year since I've been with the Food Pantry the Zullo's bring in a 1,000 pounds of food for our East haven Pantry..... Oh, and by the way... He is the best dressed person in town....
Ann Della Camera September 06, 2012 at 04:21 AM
Robert, you dare to insult a member of the town that works above and beyond his duties. Perhaps in your job you can charge fees to go to Lord and Taylor's and buy, well since I have never seen Mr. Zullo wearing cloths from there, I know that he feels money spend in aiding others is better spent. However, his cloths are far from a Walmart standard, and since you seem to know that so well, perhaps that is where you get your clothing from. Your whining and complaining about everything that just does not suit you is getting on my nerves. Your constant insulting of people that are hard working earning much less than you do, is degrading to them and showing that you are looking down on people. Well get off the pedestal because your no runway model in my eyes. If you are so concerned, its time you donated a few days to the food pantry, I am sure you will have an excuse as to why you can't.
Beth September 06, 2012 at 10:58 AM
If Joe wears "Walmart special suits" I'd hate to wonder where you get what you wear.
Frank Capone September 06, 2012 at 12:04 PM
Hey Danny, cloths don't make a man, the fact that he conspired to take the freedom of speach away from the tax payers of East Haven is something we should be talking about!!!!!!!
Richard Poulton September 06, 2012 at 12:20 PM
Mr. Hoff is now at a new low. At least the DTC has class and wouldn't stoop so low. But needing a soap box to continue showing his hatred for this administration he uses the Patch and the EH weekly paper to do so. I think it's time for the DTC to rain in this man, he is becoming a liability to the party. I don't think the TA needs to have a working knowledge of every B or C, he is there to provide a legal opinion as to a legal question raised or provide a written opinion if needed as to a question. I could ask Mr. Zullo questions regarding a wetlands issue and he would have no clue of the answer. But he would know where within the written law to find an answer if needed. Thats the job, but not expected to answer a question of a general nature as to the wetlands. The same thing for any P & Z questions ever asked.
Richard Poulton September 06, 2012 at 01:54 PM
Curious Mr. Capone. What freedom of speach rights are you referring too?
Dan McCann September 06, 2012 at 01:58 PM
Mr. Hoff truly is the symbol of his party....The Jackass...oh and Dan if you'd like to talk about clothes you should look in the mirror. The night you spoke before the council you looked pretty sloppy. Yellow tee-shirt and jeans. Is that the way the "chairman" is supposed to dress. You truly are a disservice to this Town.
Dan McCann September 06, 2012 at 02:10 PM
i might also point out to Danny Boy that many of the people that he claims he helps through his self promoting food drives probably shop at WalMart frequently because they can more bang for the buck there. What a complete insensitive remark by the chairman of the ADA for East Haven. Not to mention the many hundreds of employees that are disabled and are employed at WalMart. Like I said before definitely the party symbol and I thank the Lord that my own family members that are disabled are not represented by Danny Boy. They live elsewhere.
Robert D. Hoff - Working for a better East Haven September 06, 2012 at 03:09 PM
Dan,...We might actually take you seriously if you were intelligent to know that when you use the letter i as a pronoun you are suppossed to capitalize it. Now can anyone who is pointing fingers at me for improperly using my position as ADA Chairman point out where I identified myself as such during the course of the evening in question? I spoke simply as a resident that evening not a member of the DTC or as ADA Chairman but as a resident if the Republican Town Committee has a problem with me exercising my freedom of speech then perhaps they need to truly reevaluate themselves. As it appears most of the insults being hurled here are from members of the East Haven Republican Town Committee. By the way on a side note isn't it funny The Republican Town Committee can remember I wore a yellow T-shirt that evening but forgot to allow the residents of East Haven the right to speak on all three choices that were on the ballot last election.
Robert D. Hoff - Working for a better East Haven September 06, 2012 at 03:38 PM
Richard, There you go again rambling on about something that has nothing to do with the subject that was discussed that evening. The Subject at hand that evening did not involve a board or committee but instead did involve a town run service and the signing of a contract that could have an effect on town residents who utilize the Counseling Center. If a contract affecting the residents of this community is to be signed and the Town Attorney is present as he was at the meeting then he should have full knowledge of what the contract entails and what services the building or office being effected offers the residents of the Town and how they will be effected. The Town Attorney represents the Town and that includes the residents of that Town and as such should have the information required to help Town Council make the best possible decision on behalf of the residents. The Town Attorney on that evening was ill prepared and lacking knowledge of the facility in question. I as a resident had the answers and the facts that the Town Attorney was unable to provide.
Richard Poulton September 06, 2012 at 03:52 PM
Sorry Hoff, you can place any reason you want for your rants. We all see right through you and your reasons for such attacks. But, personally I wouldn't believe anything coming from you. You are closed minded, and continually show your distain for those in the administration. This is your right. Just as i have mine. Look Hoff, i used a small "i" twice.
Dan McCann September 06, 2012 at 04:05 PM
Robert or Dan or whatever you call yourself your intellect is so far above us all. I could blame the iPad but I'll take responsibility for my spelling errors. It still doesn't negate the fact that you're still a jackass. Lastly all great one, check your facts I'm not a member of the East Haven RTC. You act like a 4 year old...Are you Josey Wales new right hand man too? Tool..
Frank Capone September 06, 2012 at 04:38 PM
Danny people seem to forget that the ADA was almost nonexistent in East Haven until you came along. Your efforts with the ADA and feeding the hungry in our town speak for themselves. Don't be bullied because your actions speak louder than some peoples words.
CAjones September 06, 2012 at 04:40 PM
i think you are wrong about this parasite, he is not a jackass, he is a warthog. http://palaeos.com/eukarya/images/WartHog.jpg One who dresses like a "skateboarder" dude and then knocks others for the way they dress.
Dan McCann September 06, 2012 at 04:45 PM
Frank! Oh Frank! How's April doing these days?
Frank Capone September 06, 2012 at 04:58 PM
Dan she is doing GREAT, thanks for asking, she has a agreat position that she loves, networking with people, after all you know she is a people person. Making more money working less hours, I guess it pays to get an education. When I speak to her I will tell her you send your LOVE.
Dan McCann September 06, 2012 at 05:20 PM
Frank...Please do send my love. She is one hell of a people person, one of the best. I would definitely concur with the whole Education perspective and it's also good to know people too. She should work it as much as she can cause with the way politics go you never know!


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