Documents released by Jersey City officials show that five high-ranking state officials and one from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey canceled meetings with the city’s new mayor last year and offered no explanation.
Democratic Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop says he believes the commissioners decided not to meet with him in July because he declined to endorse Republican Gov. Chris Christie’s re-election bid.
The city released emails and text messages about setting up and then canceling meetings in response to open records requests from several news organizations.
In one, Fulop tells Port Authority Deputy Director Bill Baroni, “I am not sure if it is a coincidence that your office cancelled a meeting several weeks back that seemed to be simultaneous to other political conversations.”