Tremitiedi endorses Cammarano

5/22/2009:

Former Hoboken Fire Chief Richard Tremitiedi sent in his endorsement of Mayoral Candidate Peter Cammarano:

Knowledge, skill, ability and experience

“As the former Hoboken Fire Chief and civic activist, I am honored to endorse Councilman Peter Cammarano for Mayor.

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Peter’s qualifications are exceptional. Examples – (1) Graduating cum laude from Boston University with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in History. (2) Graduating Seton Hall Law School.

He has gained valuable experience working as law clerk for Superior Court Judge Kevin G. Callahan. His current legal practice includes labor and employment law, an area that makes him of great value in addressing the needs of the City of Hoboken.

Among his accomplishments as a councilman-at-large is his success in stopping the Port Authority’s fare hike which helped keep this vital rail service affordable to the thousands of people who use it every day. He also won the fight against eminent domain before the city council to stop property owners from losing the business that they have been engaged in for years. He was the first councilman to address the controversy regarding the actions of the Police Department’s SWAT team, which was dissolved in days.

As a civilian he applied his knowledge to become a member of the New York and Jersey Bars. He has also shared his knowledge while serving as an adjunct professor at Montclair State University teaching legal research to undergraduate and graduate students.

As a resident tax payer and former Hoboken fire chief, I believe that Peter will improve Hoboken by reducing the cost of government. His credentials as a labor and municipal lawyer will allow him to address reducing the approximately $30 mil. annual cost for the Department of Public Safety. I served in our fire department for over 35 years and continue to help the fire service in my present capacity as Trustee for an active retiree labor organization, Attending a recent meeting of this group, I became aware that the City of Montclair, N. J. had reached agreement with the local union to adjust their pay raises and longevity provisions for future hires. This stopped the potential for layoffs. Recently, a firehouse in Clifton, N.J. was closed as the result of layoffs. At the present time, their governing body is in the final steps to rehire the firefighters as the result of a furlough plan.

In closing, I feel that Peter Cammarano can lead the way by using his expertise to help improve the financial condition of Hoboken by achieving the economic goals of our community without reducing the protection to the public. As Mayor, I am sure that he will be able to secure the detailed operational audits of all city departments that (according to our fiscal control monitor) are not available at this time. This will provide him with the blueprint that can be used as a guide to move our city forward.

To summarize, Peter has the knowledge, skills, ability and experience to provide the kind of leadership that our city sorely needs. His specific expertise in labor law will allow him to find creative ways to reduce the hurt to our most important asset, our municipal employees, and balance it with addressing the concerns of our burdened taxpayers.

The ultimate goal of Peter is to provide quality services to all citizens of the City of Hoboken.”

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38 Comments on "Tremitiedi endorses Cammarano"

realstuff
Member
realstuff

Cammarano has my vote since he is the best qualified!

AndThenOneDay
Member
AndThenOneDay

What qualifications are you citing? Most of us are not sufficiently mollified by the letters ‘esq’ after one’s name. What else makes him qualified?

I have never cared for his surly treatment of the public, especially the reform-minded. The ‘you’re stupid so I’ll slow it down’ tone of his answers to people who had done nothing to antagonize him is not something I care to see in city hall more than the 1 day a month when the council meets.

In response to realstuff who said:
Cammarano has my vote since he is the best qualified!

jman01
Member
jman01

I’m not torn at all. I like Peter Cammarano and he’s our best choice for Mayor.

UrbanRose
Member
UrbanRose

I’m really torn. I have a feeling if Peter is elected the Public Service areas will continue to run status quo and corrupt (nothing will be resolved). I don’t know much about Dawn’s background. IE: Peter’s an attorney and Dawn’s ? Someone care to explain.

Journey
Member
Journey

Jolly said,

“I have said before and I’m saying again: Cammarano helped cause our financial problems by voting for the underfunded budget four years in a row. There is nothing one can add or subtract from that fact. But that does not mean he is not capable of solving the problem peacefully.”

In my way of looking at things, a pound of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Cammarano did have the common sense to vote down under funded budgets to prevent this mess. And you think he enough sense to cure the problem?

Journey
Member
Journey

Ounce of prevention…

In response to Journey who said:
Jolly said,

“I have said before and I’m saying again: Cammarano helped cause our financial problems by voting for the underfunded budget four years in a row. There is nothing one can add or subtract from that fact. But that does not mean he is not capable of solving the problem peacefully.”

In my way of looking at things, a pound of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Cammarano did have the common sense to vote down under funded budgets to prevent this mess. And you think he enough sense to cure the problem?

davidcdavid64
Member
davidcdavid64
To leave no doubt where this city actually stands on its finances the hospital bond rating as reported on the hoboken reporter is Baa3. this is the worst bond rating there is. It means just above insolvent. Since this is the muni bond market, which is almost a joke, it effectively means the town is bankrupt and can’t be trusted to lend money to. As per the same article the state came in a detailed many command and control errors in the budget including inadequate job training, and inability to monitor losses (stealing). while everyone knew exactly what was actually going on, the state has come in and put what the old duard didn’t want to admit in writing. It is Peter who wanted to continue with this cover up. While his comments about bringing in the state may be true and cost us money in the short run, not exposing the abuses would have led us to certain bankruptcy and city insolvency. The rating agencies have in all practical purposes have called us insolvent. Why did Peter want to avoid exposing a light on these practices? Why doesn’t he want to have a light shined on how much we are being ripped off? Because if it happens it will just make it more difficult for him to do it as Mayor. As for Soares. He argues because most of what has been happening around this town is BS. I don’t want someone who works well with others who were… Read more »
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