Trenton has a wee bit of a problem (pun intended, we just couldn’t resist).
The city is running low on toilet paper and other paper products because City Council hasn’t yet approved the mayor’s $42,000 order for paper products.
“The administration took all necessary measures in a timely fashion to ensure that all city owned buildings had adequate supplies of paper products,” Director of Policy and Communications Lauren J. Ira said in a statement.
“However, for whatever reason, members of City Council took it upon themselves to micro-manage this resolution, and as a result have repeatedly denied the resolution which would have authorized this expenditure. The administration remains diligent in our efforts to get this resolution approved so that we can meet the needs of our constituents.”
It’s actually a request for $4,000 worth of paper cups that’s holding up the order, according to Action News, but before giving the OK, Council wanted an answer as to why the city can’t get a little more green. The mayor has since nixed the cups from the budget, but until Council approves the order, municipal employees will have to ration their toilet paper and paper towels.
Ira estimates City Hall has enough toilet paper to last until Friday. Other city buildings can get by until early next week. City Council meets tonight.