Tremitiedi: Taxes destroying Hoboken

10/27/2008:

$1.00 per year Advisor Richard Tremitiedi is enraged at the state of Hoboken!

Citizens Wake Up!

Richard Tremitiedi HobokenJohn Marshall once said “The power to tax involves the power to destroy”, and how true this is for Hoboken due to overspending the budget by $11 million. Accordingly, the city is now under state supervision because the mayor and council cannot manage their own affairs with due diligence. By not having the ability to gain a consensus, they have failed in their sworn duty and the result is the massive increase in our property tax. This tax will destroy the quality of life for many taxpayers and renters because they are the ‘patsies’ in this deplorable situation. Additionally, municipal employees may suffer layoffs due to no fault of their own. With the current economic situation, many homeowners may be faced with foreclosure.

Do we express reasoned rage for this slap in the face to all of us who are racked by this abject lesson of total mismanagement? Yes, we have to wave our tax bills in the faces of our administrative and elected officials and let them know of our displeasure. We also have to let our fiscal control officer, Judy Tripodi (201-420-2059), know that we will support her in her duty to right this ship; however, we want to be informed of what is going on. We don’t want the mayor’s public information officer putting spin on the news! We want our medicine in an open and transparent manner. The way to dispel rumor is by giving the facts and thus far the public has been kept relatively ‘in the dark’.

We have to get involved by attending city council meetings and having our voices heard.

I, as well as others, have done this and have reached out to the community to try and stop the bad decisions that have been made by our governing body. Now, we need the impact of the power of numbers to force them to provide better leadership.

Then, if we don’t like what actions are taken, we can use our power to stop this destructive leadership by removing them from office at the ballot box. The mayor and three council-at-large seats will be decided in our May 09 municipal election. Start doing your homework now! Please wake up! Thank you.”

Richard Tremitiedi
Citizen Against Mismanagement

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40 Comments on "Tremitiedi: Taxes destroying Hoboken"


strand tramp
Member
strand tramp
7 years 10 months ago

and who is going to stop them? you? the voters? the state? not from what i have seen for the last 10yrs. this guy just violated a stop work order on his illegal apartment house on castle point…we know he doesn’t pay enough taxes, and has helped out others in hoboken by lowering their tax bills…the cops and firemen live in Marive View yet have the biggest salaries/pensions in the United States…the convicted felon ex-mayor owes the city $350k plus interest for last 5yrs…no payment coming and he lives in the subsidized clock tower apartments, which incidently are very nice for a subsidized building! and has parking too!!
so who is going to change things around here? you?

bmoc04
Member
bmoc04
7 years 10 months ago
[quote comment=”114802″][quote comment=”114800″][quote comment=”114695″]Can I ask a question? How many people here that are complaining have sent letters to the newspapers? The Television News? Chris Christie’s ofice? What about their neighbors? It is really starting to get frustrating as all hell to hear people complain, yet when you ask them who they have contacted, you don’t get a reply. You have a City Tax Collector that is getting away with murder in plain site, and nobody does anything. I’m the only one who has sent the letters, etc. Doesn’t that tell you the truth? Most of you people LIKE getting screwed over. In a nice way. DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT, OR STFU.[/quote] Should we put together some type of form letter for us to mail to various parties? I’m game. I’ve contacted my council person, and that’s it so far.[/quote] You can do it with a form letter or you can make your own. The key is to get out there and start telling the story to as many people as you can. News 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11, 12, NJN, RNN, Newspapers, State and Federal Law Enforcement (Don’t waste time with County or Local)… Just keep calling and ask them what they are doing about the issue(s) that you’re concerned with. There is so much corruption, most of it is “in your face” that it is easy to prove. Spend some time and read about Louis Picardo on this site… you’ll see what I mean.[/quote] Oh I’ve read… Read more »
CastlePointWatcher
Member
CastlePointWatcher
7 years 10 months ago

[quote comment=”114800″][quote comment=”114695″]Can I ask a question?

How many people here that are complaining have sent letters to the newspapers? The Television News? Chris Christie’s ofice? What about their neighbors?

It is really starting to get frustrating as all hell to hear people complain, yet when you ask them who they have contacted, you don’t get a reply.

You have a City Tax Collector that is getting away with murder in plain site, and nobody does anything. I’m the only one who has sent the letters, etc.

Doesn’t that tell you the truth? Most of you people LIKE getting screwed over.

In a nice way. DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT, OR STFU.[/quote]
Should we put together some type of form letter for us to mail to various parties? I’m game. I’ve contacted my council person, and that’s it so far.[/quote]

You can do it with a form letter or you can make your own. The key is to get out there and start telling the story to as many people as you can. News 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11, 12, NJN, RNN, Newspapers, State and Federal Law Enforcement (Don’t waste time with County or Local)…

Just keep calling and ask them what they are doing about the issue(s) that you’re concerned with.

There is so much corruption, most of it is “in your face” that it is easy to prove. Spend some time and read about Louis Picardo on this site… you’ll see what I mean.

matt_72
Member
7 years 10 months ago

[quote comment=”114664″]Matt: It’s not happening before your tax bill goes out….it’s not happening any time soon….I’m sorry you bought an overpriced condo that you cannot afford, but any reval will not impact the tax bills that are being mailed out this week.[/quote]

It doesn’t matter if it doesn’t happen for 2 years, the fact that there is a reassessment alone will lower taxes for the newer buildings as the older buildings get assessed at values that approximate their relative value compared to the newer buildings. And I absolutely can afford my place, I am just ticked off that I pay taxes that people like you should also be paying. I shouldn’t have to subsidize someone else’s tax burden just because my building was built recently and theirs was built before I was born. We can all tell you don’t live in a building that pays a proportionate share of the tax burden.

Actually – using Indie’s “it costs too much argument”, we probably should discontinue all city services and all fend for ourselves. The entire city “costs too much”.

bmoc04
Member
bmoc04
7 years 10 months ago

[quote comment=”114695″]Can I ask a question?

How many people here that are complaining have sent letters to the newspapers? The Television News? Chris Christie’s ofice? What about their neighbors?

It is really starting to get frustrating as all hell to hear people complain, yet when you ask them who they have contacted, you don’t get a reply.

You have a City Tax Collector that is getting away with murder in plain site, and nobody does anything. I’m the only one who has sent the letters, etc.

Doesn’t that tell you the truth? Most of you people LIKE getting screwed over.

In a nice way. DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT, OR STFU.[/quote]
Should we put together some type of form letter for us to mail to various parties? I’m game. I’ve contacted my council person, and that’s it so far.

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