Citizen complaints or responsibilities?
If Hoboken had a good government, would citizen complaints be needed?
You’d think that in a city about a square mile, and with a $100 million dollar budget – things would not only get done perfectly, they’d go WAY above and beyond the bare minimum. Pristine streets, no sidewalk rubbish, rock-solid waterfront walkways, and more than enough time left over to spare to lend a helping hand to some of the less fortunate residents (i.e., seniors, disabled, etc.)
But that’s not the case here in Hoboken. Not only can’t they “manage their own house,” but they beg that citizens also lend a hand (for FREE!) by submitting citizen complaint requests, etc.
Even then, I’m hearing that many “citizen complaints” go pretty much ignored or unresolved.
How long has the Hoboken Huddle been over? That concrete platform has remained months after. What were they waiting for, the next NY Super Bowl?
Then another resident was complaining about this ugly, orange “temporary” dog park set up on Hudson Street outside one of the municipal garages (while three of the parks were curiously shut down simultaneously this past winter for “renovations.”) It too, still remains.
Citizens even have to light the fire to keep construction projects plugging along, like the crumbling walkway north of Sinatra Park. So what are the public servants at City Hall doing exactly? Maybe the entire city should be run by volunteers – and not “paid slackers.”