By Donald Gilpin
Collaborative economic development efforts between Mercer County and the city of Trenton were in the spotlight at the Princeton Community Democratic Organization (PCDO) meeting on Sunday, September 15, as Mercer County Executive Brian Hughes, County Freeholder Andrew Koontz, and Trenton Mayor Reed Gusciora reported on a range of initiatives taking place in the capital city.
“We do not have a strong Mercer County without a strong capital city,” Hughes told the group of more than 50 gathered in the Suzanne Patterson Center next to Monument Hall in Princeton.
The “burning issue” of the moment, according to Hughes, seemed to be the County’s recent controversial decision to purchase an armored vehicle, about which both Hughes and Koontz expressed concerns and commitment to make sure the use of the vehicle is carefully monitored. more