Zimmer thanks community
Dawn Zimmer sent Hoboken411 the message you’ll see below, adding “You’ve stated that you will publish releases from Council members, so I hope you will keep your word.”
Of course it’ll get published. I just wish that Council members would understand that, and return the “favor” in kind when I request statements from them.
Parks Win at Last Night’s City Council Meeting and Councilwoman Zimmer Thanks Community for its Efforts
The City Council and Hoboken took a huge step last night toward securing the land we need for more open space in the Southwest, and throughout Hoboken. I want to thank everyone who attended last night’s City Council meeting to support these initiatives. Together, we sent a strong message: We care about having more open space, and we are going to get it!
The Block 11 resolution, appraisal resolution, and park ordinance all passed unanimously demonstrating that we finally have the consensus we need to move forward and complete the job of buying and building our new Southwest park. The Council exerted its authority to begin the actual process of acquiring land. Councilman Ramos will be contacting the Block 11 property owners today to formally begin the acquisition process. I look forward to working with Councilman Ramos and the rest of the Council to negotiate the purchase of Block 11 and other properties.
This could never have been accomplished without the tireless efforts of so many community activists who donated their time, money, and their votes over the course of many years. There are far too many people to name them all but I’d like to express special thanks to Leah Healy, Jim Doyle, Sara Stojkovic, Jim Kosis, Cassandra Wilday, Keith Furman, and Sandi Reinardy for their indispensable contributions.
After last night’s vote, I am more confident than ever that we will be able to bring the park space our town needs and deserves through negotiations with property owners and developer givebacks, transfer of development rights, grant funds, our City’s own Open Space Trust Fund, and through bonding. Clearly we have a Council committed to making more parks a reality, and I am excited to be a part of this process.