Tremitiedi: Taxes destroying Hoboken
$1.00 per year Advisor Richard Tremitiedi is enraged at the state of Hoboken!
Citizens Wake Up!
John 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.”
Citizen Against Mismanagement