I was looking up stuff in old journals and came across this interesting factoid:
On September 26, 1992, Jerry Green held a press conference to say he's asking the state to take over the city.
I was still a reporter at the time. Green began his State Assembly tenure that year, representing District 17, and from 2002 to present has represented District 22.
Despite his call for a state takeover, Plainfield remains self-governing.