Mayor's Message:

Good Governance

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For my administration, the #LovePlainfield campaign is more than just a hashtag -it's a mission we have taken seriously for the past nine (9) years.

This mission has kept us working hard every day and taking advantage of every opportunity to ensure good governance.

You may ask yourself, what is good governance? Simply put, it's precisely what we see throughout our city. It’s the availability of a variety of quality housing; it’s the work we do to improve our roads; it's the creation of places for us to gather and socialize. It’s the support we provide our small businesses and the neighbors who need our help. It’s improving the quality of life and uniting our community, so every member feels seen, heard, and included.

As I stated this Wednesday at our city council reorganization meeting, the state of our city has never been better. Property values have increased while our crime has decreased. Our housing market remains strong despite rising interest rates. We've made significant headway with our promise to pave all our streets, and we've installed over 50-speed bumps this past Summer and Fall. We have worked to create more recreational activities for all our residents. And we’ll see this manifested in the opening of the Center for Excellence at the former YMCA building. We acquired this building because we care about your needs.

None of this would be possible without your participation and support. It’s the active members of our community that inspire and push this work forward. Whether it’s by attending a city meeting, having fun at a city event, or supporting a local business, you are working to strengthen the community by participating in what this city has to offer. We all do this work because our people deserve the absolute best.

You deserve to live in a community you are proud to call home. You deserve safer streets, excellent schools, strong businesses, and a transparent and capable government. As we begin 2023 and head into my 10th year as mayor, I look forward to my administration continuing its hard work to provide the residents of Plainfield with the very best governance they deserve.

#LovePlainfield #AmoPlainfield.

Creating One Plainfield. One Future



Mayor Adrian O. Mapp

City of Plainfield

Mensaje Del Alcalde:

Un Buen Gobierno


Para mi administración, la campaña #LovePlainfield (#AmoPlainfield) es más que un simple hashtag: es una misión que nos hemos tomado en serio durante los últimos nueve (9) años. Esta misión nos ha mantenido trabajando arduamente todos los días y aprovechando cada oportunidad para asegurar un buen gobierno.

Usted puede preguntarse, ¿qué es un buen gobierno? En pocas palabras, es precisamente lo que vemos en toda nuestra ciudad. Es la disponibilidad de una variedad de viviendas de calidad; es el trabajo que hacemos para mejorar nuestras carreteras; es la creación de lugares para que nos reunamos y socialicemos. Es el apoyo que brindamos a nuestras pequeñas empresas y a los vecinos que necesitan nuestra ayuda. Está mejorando la calidad de vida y uniendo a nuestra comunidad, para que cada miembro se sienta visto, escuchado e incluido.

Como dije este miércoles en nuestra reunión de reorganización del concejo municipal, el estado de nuestra ciudad nunca ha sido mejor. El valor de las propiedades ha aumentado mientras que nuestro crimen ha disminuido. Nuestro mercado de la vivienda se mantiene sólido a pesar del aumento de las tasas de interés. Hemos avanzado significativamente con nuestra promesa de pavimentar todas nuestras calles, y hemos instalado más de 50 badenes el pasado verano y otoño. Hemos trabajado para crear más actividades recreativas para todos nuestros residentes. Y veremos esto manifestado en la apertura del Centro para la Excelencia en el antiguo edificio de la YMCA.

Adquirimos este edificio porque nos preocupamos por sus necesidades.

Nada de esto sería posible sin su participación y apoyo. Son los miembros activos de nuestra comunidad los que inspiran e impulsan este trabajo. Ya sea asistiendo a una reunión de la ciudad, divirtiéndose en un evento de la ciudad o apoyando un negocio local, está trabajando para fortalecer la comunidad al participar en lo que esta ciudad tiene para ofrecer. Todos hacemos este trabajo porque nuestra gente merece lo mejor. Mereces vivir en una comunidad a la que te enorgullezcas de llamar hogar. 

Usted merece calles más seguras, excelentes escuelas, empresas sólidas y un gobierno transparente y capaz. A medida que comenzamos 2023 y nos dirigimos a mi décimo año como alcalde, espero que mi administración continúe con su arduo trabajo para brindar a los residentes de Plainfield el mejor gobierno que se merecen.

#LovePlainfield #AmoPlainfield.

Creando Un Plainfield. Un Futuro.


Alcalde Adrian O. Mapp

Ciudad de Plainfield

Our Hearts Are With

Mayor Adrian O. Mapp and Family

City Council Reorganization Meeting

Wednesday, January 04, 2023

"Congratulations to our newly appointed Councilmembers, President, and Vice-President"

Wednesday, January 04, 2023, at 7 PM, Plainfield's City Council hosted its first in-person Reorganizationmeeting since the Covid-19 pandemic at the Plainfield Municipal Court.

During the meeting, Robert Graham took the Oath of Office and will serve as the new Councilman for the First Ward, a seat previously held by former Councilwoman Ashley Davis. Richard Wyatt was sworn in as Councilman-At-Large Second and Third Wards, a seat previously held by former Councilwoman Joylette Mills-Ransome. Both council members will serve a four (4) year term ending December 31, 2026.

The council also elected a new president and vice president. Councilwoman for the Fourth Ward Terri Briggs-Jones was elected Vice president, a title previously held by Councilman Charles McRae. Councilman Charles McRae was elected to serve as the new Council President, a position previously held by Councilman Barry Goode.

At this meeting, Marilyn Nieves, formerly of the Mayor's office, was sworn in as the new Deputy Clerk for the City of Plainfield.

Mayor Adrian O. Mapp delivered a brief State of the City address where he indicated that the City has never been stronger or more focused on improving the things that contribute to our resident's quality of life. Citing a strong housing market and road improvements, among other things.

Also in attendance were Assemblywoman Linda Carter, Councilman-At-Large Steve G. Hockaday, Councilman Second Ward Sean McKenna, City Clerk Abubakar “AJ” Jalloh, Business Administrator Abby Levenson, Corporation Counsel David Minchello, other members of the Cabinet and City Staff members.

We congratulate everyone and look forward to a productive year as we work together for the best interest of our Queen City.

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City Council Reorganization Meeting Wednesday January 4 2023 7:00PM

Senior Center New Year's Brunch Celebration!

Tuesday, January 03, 2023

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2023, the Plainfield Senior Center hosted its New Year's Brunch Celebration!

Seniors enjoyed a wonderful day filled with much joy and celebrations.

Mayor Adrian O. Mapp, the City Council, and the Plainfield Senior Center hosted the event. The brunch included a live DJ performance and buffet-style courses. Of course, our very special guests were the Plainfield Seniors.

The event was attended by Mayor Adrian O. Mapp, Council President Barry Goode, Vice-President Charles McRae, and Councilman Robert Graham, as well as members of the Mayor's Cabinet and other members of the city administration.

Plainfield Center of Excellence

Final Community Engagement Report

In Early 2022, The Economic Development Department Began The Community Engagement And Research Planning Process For The Plainfield Center For Excellence Project. The Proposed Space For The Center For Excellence Is The Former Plainfield YMCA Building At 518 Watchung Avenue, Also Known As Block 835 Lot 4. 

The following sections of this report will address the methodology and findings of the community research conducted by the Planning Division in partnership with local Plainfield stakeholders. The goal of this report is to inform the program of activities for the design of the Plainfield Center for Excellence.

Final Community Engagement Report


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The Love Plainfield Campaign Launched in March 2021 and focuses on fostering a spirit of love, pride and unity in the City of Plainfield while encouraging residents to work together to celebrate and promote the Queen City's rich history and vibrant culture. 

Through this initiative we will support small businesses, help residents in need, restore pride in our community, and commit to keeping our city clean and green. 

What defines a place is its people, and our people are diverse and unique. Our residents are the best resource that Plainfield has.






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Governor Murphy Signs Gun Safety Bill Strengthening Concealed Carry Laws in New Jersey in Response to Bruen Decision

Today’s Bill Signing Delivers on Governor’s Promise & Continues the Murphy Administration's Record of Leading the Nation on Gun Safety

SCOTCH PLAINS – Governor Phil Murphy today signed A4769/S3214, delivering on the promise he made in the immediate aftermath of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Bruen decision when he unveiled a comprehensive legislative proposal to maintain New Jersey’s status as a model for gun safety by strengthening restrictions for who is eligible for a public carry permit, and establishing a list of places where people with carry permits cannot bring their firearms.

In June, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the N.Y. State Rifle and Pistol Association v. Bruen case that it is impermissible to require applicants in New York to show “proper cause” to carry a handgun in public, which had the effect of invalidating New Jersey's longstanding laws restricting public carry to those who could demonstrate a "justifiable need". Less than 24 hours later, Governor Murphy unveiled a comprehensive proposal that, consistent with Bruen, would strengthen the statutory disqualifiers for those eligible for a carry permit, while significantly expanding the list of sensitive places where individuals cannot carry firearms.

“Today’s bill signing is the culmination of months of negotiations between this Administration and our partners in the Legislature, delivering on the promise I made this summer to keep New Jersey safe in the aftermath of the Supreme Court's awful decision,” said Governor Murphy. “While I strongly disagree with that decision, we must abide by it, and today's law fully respects the Second Amendment while keeping guns out of the wrong hands and preventing them from proliferating in our communities. I am proud to sign this commonsense legislation which prohibits carrying guns in sensitive places, including our daycares, hospitals, libraries, and stadiums.”



President Biden Delivers Electric Mail Trucks, Clean Air, and Lower Costs


This week, President Biden delivered four major wins to advance our nation’s climate, environmental justice, and conservation goals while lowering energy costs for Americans.

Using funding from the Inflation Reduction Act, the U.S. Postal Service announced an historic $9.6 billion investment to put 66,000 electric delivery trucks on the roads over the next five years and acquire only electric Next Generation Delivery Vehicles starting in 2026. 

In another win for clean air, the Environmental Protection Agency finalized the strongest-ever standards to cut smog- and soot-forming emissions from heavy-duty trucks. EPA estimates that the new standards will result in 18,000 fewer cases of childhood asthma and 1.1 fewer lost school days by 2045. 

The Department of Energy also proposed stronger efficiency standards for light bulbs to conserve energy and cut energy bills. With this announcement, the Administration has now taken more than 110 actions this year to strengthen energy efficiency standards and save the average family at least $100 annually.

The Administration also secured a major international win for conservation and biodiversity, with countries across the globe reaching a historic agreement to collectively commit to conserving at least 30 percent of lands and waters by 2030, a goal that President Biden committed the U.S. to during his first days in office.




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