Trenton, the capital of New Jersey, is running out of toilet paper while Mayor Tony Mack’s office battles the City Council to resupply government buildings, according to the Times of Trenton.
Supplies have almost run out in some buildings while some are completely empty, reports the New Jersey Star-Ledger. State officials have said that they might intervene if the dispute isn’t resolved, threatening to close down some buildings.
City Council president Kathy McBride said, “I’m embarrassed. I’m a little disgusted, and I feel we’re doing an injustice to the residents of the city and the employees,” according to the newspaper.
The council has rejected the $42,000 resupplying contract for a year-long supply of paper products, which includes toilet paper, for the city. The council has been deadlocked over $4,000 for paper cups, reported ABC-6.
But as police Sergeant George Dzurkoc told the station, “the patrolman’s bathroom which sits back here is completely empty of toilet paper and paper towels,” adding that “there’s not a paper towel to be had in the whole building.”