LISTEN to this cringe-worthy, mayoral melt-down. > Did Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian, who sits on the planning board, take campaign contributions from a local business that needed planning board approval? That’s what a caller to the Harry Hurley Radio show wanted to know on the morning of October 26.
Guardian, facing the dread of being a one term Atlantic City Mayor, was not happy about that question related to Flagship Resort campaign contributions.
The Atlantic City Mayor went on full attack, with a wide variety of accusations and put-downs of Inlet resident, Mark Padula.
LISTEN TO THE WPG Radio CALL
Atlantic City Mayor, Don Guardian’s Filibuster on WPG Radio:
- There’s no conflict.
- Are you gay?
- Attacking a poor little girl.
- Lies about my father-in-law
- Why do you hate Gay people?
- You have bitterness in your heart.
- You’re a bigot.
Caller Padula, asked the Mayor why he didn’t abstain from a recent vote, concerning Flagship Resorts, a substantial contributor to the Guardian campaign. Flagship reportedly donated tens of thousands of dollars to the Guardian campaign.
Mayor Guardian is a member of the Atlantic City Planning Board. Member’s votes have a direct effect (sometimes positive, sometimes negative) on both residents and businesses.
Usually, a voting planning board member will recuse himself…. or abstain from voting….. on a particular application that a board member may have some type of connection to.
Padula says it’s a conflict of interest. The Flagship Resort benefited from Mayor Don Guardian’s planning board vote. The Guardian mayoral campaign benefited from the large contributions that came from Flagship.