In a sit-down interview with Hudson County View, Jersey City Ward F Councilwoman Diane Coleman answered questions about employment disparities within the â€˜Stop the Dropâ€™ anti-litter program, whether she supported Jersey City Recreation Director Ryan Strother amid calls for his departure, and Mayor Steven Fulopâ€™s leadership regarding recent controversies.
Councilwoman Diane Coleman started off by responding to statistics showing disparities by race and ward within the â€˜Stop the Dropâ€™ anti-litter program made public by Ward D Councilman Michael Yun.
She also addressed two recent race-based controversies â€“ a flyer accusing Councilman Daniel Rivera of racism and two employees of the recreation department alleging discrimination against non-African Americans – that have played out at Jersey City Council meetings.
With Jersey City Recreation Director Ryan Strother facing multiple controversies â€“ as well as talk of his removal by Yun â€“ Coleman was asked if she supports Strother remaining in his position.
Coleman also discussed whether Mayor Steve Fulop was showing leadership by staying out of the recent controversies facing the counsel.