According to Trenton’s Mayor Tony Mack, the city’s government buildings only have enough toilet paper to last until March 16; and the mayor blamed the city council for nit picking over budget details.
But the city council hit back at Mack by claiming that a $4,000 order from the mayor for paper cups was simply too high, while Mack also allegedly did not provide enough information on the contract for the council to sign off on.
Muschal added that the city council had been concerned over the fact that the mayor did not solicited bids from Trenton-based suppliers, while fellow council member Kathy McBride said that the mayor’s move had further raised the council's suspicions.
"There's enough blame to go around on both sides," said McBride, as quoted by the BBC. "I always have to function with one goal in mind, and that's I represent the residents of the city."
Trenton’s Mayor Tony Mack took office in July 2010 when he succeeded Doug Palmer, who ran the city for 20 years. Since Mack’s appointment as mayor, the city has undergone six different changes in its business administrators – including one who resigned pending an investigation of allegedly mishandling campaign money.