Mason Mailer

2/15/2009:

Says Roberts is negligent

Received this flier from Councilwoman Beth Mason in the mail this weekend.

She cites the 4.2 million dollar blow Hoboken took recently because of the unauthorized early-retirement fiasco.

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Katie_Scarlett
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[quote comment=”136597″]and yet…the teacher got a new multi year contract with a pay HIKE! imagine that![/quote]
Only in Hudson County, right? But they deeeeeeeeeeeeserved it. 🙄

strand tramp
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strand tramp

and yet…the teacher got a new multi year contract with a pay HIKE! imagine that!

hobokenj
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hobokenj

So one of corzines fixes to help reduce state spending is:

A requirement that all state employees take two unpaid furlough days in May and June, saving $35 million;

So if the state is doing it or proposing it, why hasnt Zimmer, Mason or Tripodi and dare I say Roberts proposed and enacted the same thing.

Obviously much less of a savings from state to local level but again there are tons of ways to reduce budget to 70-80 million IMMEDIATLY , not in 2010 or 2011 yet no one in office or running for office is doing it and I am still stump[ed as to what the hold up is.

IndieCom
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[quote comment=”136528″]1. Not being bummed out that both those people are running means, IMO logically, either you assume one or the other will win, not an old guard candidate, or that the old guard status quo or some ‘improved’ version of it might be OK too.[/quote] Well, your opinion about me is completely wrong. I don’t assume any candidate will win and believe that nobody can assume anything, I simply think that any candidate has a right to run. Nor am I someone who thinks the old guard is better. [quote comment=”136528″]2…. You can’t freeze assessments forever just because some people pay more if they’re updated, that’s not reasonable. But it should be done *after* the overall level of spending and property tax is rolled way back. [/quote] I actually think updated properties are worth more and should be taxed higher, don’t you? All those updates/upgrades are the basis for higher prices when they go on the market. [quote comment=”136528″]3. In campaign-speak mode I agree. In political reality one group or the other has more pull. Up to now in Hoboken the insider dealers and the subsidized people they rely on to elect them have had the effective final say, that’s the main reason the city runs the way it does, not ‘evil’ or even incompetence mainly. [/quote] The group that has the “pull” is the group of insiders that have been funding political campaigns. Those “insiders” are actually “outsiders” Sadly, the only candidates that may have a chance to… Read more »
OldNewComer
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OldNewComer
1. Not being bummed out that both those people are running means, IMO logically, either you assume one or the other will win, not an old guard candidate, or that the old guard status quo or some ‘improved’ version of it might be OK too. 2. Maybe confusion there over ‘market’. I don’t mean just recent condo buyers, I’m a ‘longtime homeowner’ myself by any stadard beside Hoboken’s where it has to be your whole life! I won’t benefit from re-assessment though in fairness it has to be done. You can’t freeze assessments forever just because some people pay more if they’re updated, that’s not reasonable. But it should be done *after* the overall level of spending and property tax is rolled way back. I mean the people who pay market property tax as of now v the people who basically don’t (subsidized housing residents, a big portion of the electorate) and those who perhaps pay but receive more in City benefits and good deals than they pay in taxes. And in fairness, it might include people who have no personal stake in the status quo but just have some political/class envy theory why relatively well off property owners *should* get raped on their property taxes to subsidize other people, avenge ‘Wall Street’ or whatever else. I’m for lower property taxes, do what it takes to get them. Which means a lot of people have to get less nice deals than now. If I were a politician I’d say ‘no,… Read more »
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