Somehow there are those who think it's odd that the person who owns AlphaDog Solutions, a company with six employees, based in Belleville, and that has been building government websites since 2004, was asked to submit a proposal to build a new School District website in 2013.
Thankfully we have been working on a 'Fact Check' portion of the campaign website for some time. I guess there is no better time than now to utilize it....
Just by way of background, ADS was established 14 years ago. We currently represent 19 municipalities and 25 government entities in total, including the Essex County Clerk's Office, the Bergen County Clerk's office and the State PBA. We also enjoy a stellar annual renew rate, and I speak nationally on the topic of government websites and municipal communication.
All that said, I am apparently now being labeled a crook and a thief by outside influences who use a Nutley based blog to peddle the current administration’s negative and dirty campaign. Interestingly, this same blog, who at one point I felt was raising some fair issues, has been railing against this administration for years. However, now it seems to be actively fueling the current administration’s negative and divisive smear campaign against me.
I have decided to give this made up crisis, which was created as an attempt to distract me, just about as much attention as it deserves - about 45 minutes of my time. I will not allow their smear tactics to distract my team. Please know, this Nutley based blog is NOT the sole source of facts or information. They have clear bias and an agenda. As an open government advocate, I was once optimistic toward their alleged advocacy. However, they have clearly resolved to 'take sides,' and only report a skewed version of facts that support their position or 'get' those they currently do not like. There are a host of real and valid issues they could have been reporting on; more on that to come in a section of this website to be called, 'What the Advocates Conveniently Miss.'