Let Fiscal Monitor do her job!
Let her do her job!
In view of the hefty tax increase, it is natural to complain about the mayor and city council roles in Hoboken’s tale of mismanagement. It is easy for us to complain that Judy Tripodi, our fiscal monitor is not taking action fast enough , we don’t like her management style or her decision to avoid joining what some have described as the ‘circus atmosphere’ of city council meetings.
If we take some time to think, we are now getting from Judy what we need – firm decisive management. Hoboken’s current performance proves that we can’t manage ourselves.
In a sense, our complaints can be considered SELF-ACCUSATION in that we all had a hand in our present administration to one extent or another, voted for or against them or did not vote at all . What we have done or what we have failed to do. We all share some degree of responsibility and are all sharing the burden of the tax hike
Hence, we have to be more astute, concerned and more active in deciding who will lead this city in the future. If we don’t take a proper role, then we should doubt our ability to ever elect responsible candidates to govern this great city. This shows the need for us to be Citizens Against Mismanagement
It is a fact that we have overspent the budget for the last six years and this last budget was “the straw that broke the camels back”. The point I would like to conclude with is that this has been many years in the making. We now have to give our Fiscal Monitor the time to formulate the corrective action plan, the time to implement it, monitor it and to make any necessary modifications that are required..
Yes, we can provide her with our concerns and positive input, but what our immediate action at this time should be is: Let her do her Job!
Citizen Against Mismanagement”