Zimmer announcement this morning

6/16/2009:

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What will that announcement be?

Former Mayoral candidate Dawn Zimmer, who came up 161 votes short once all the votes were tallied last week – never conceded the election, saying she was going to “think about” her best course of action.

Now that four days has dragged along, an “announcement” will be made at 8:30am this morning at her (soon for lease again) campaign headquarters at 618 Washington Street.

Local “bookmakers” have come out with the odds: 6/5 concede (because it’d be costly to fight, as well as political suicide), 3/1 challenge and 10/1 “more thinking.”
Longshot propostions include: 1000/1 “I quit,” and 10,000/1 “I’m Brian Fellows.”

Today, Dawn Zimmer will announce that:

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(I’ll likely be asleep – be sure comment if you find out what happens! I’ll elaborate later if I can…)

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39 Comments on "Zimmer announcement this morning"

strand tramp
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strand tramp

i am guessing that the 80 story high rises above the NJT rail yard is a done deal now. “there goes the sun and i say, it’s alright…”

KenOn10
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KenOn10

i’m guessing our crack leadership will negotiate it down to 70 stories and declare victory.

In response to strand tramp who said:
i am guessing that the 80 story high rises above the NJT rail yard is a done deal now. “there goes the sun and i say, it’s alright…”

whineanddineinhob
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whineanddineinhob

Are you for real KenOn10. What NJ Transit proposed to the City was a “shot for the stars” concept. I believe their actual goal was to have 40 story buildings, and the city wheeling and dealing from 80 to 40 is to make this town feel like they accomplished something. They do the same exact thing with transportation fare increases. They demand a dollar increase and get 50cents (their actual intended goal).
They’re playing the city council like a fiddle.

In response to KenOn10 who said:
i’m guessing our crack leadership will negotiate it down to 70 stories and declare victory.

Stabone130
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I’m willing to give the Mayor-Elect the benefit of the doubt on his one promise: lower taxes. And NOT the lower taxes occurring naturally as a result of the budget fiasco straightening (somewhat) out — but the “Lower Taxes” he promises in his videos.

Okay Petey — lets see if you can deliver what you promise.

The clock starts……..now

matt_72
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You know how he plans on delivering this one, high rises and asset sales. I wouldn’t focus on tax cuts independent of how he actually delivers the tax cut. The “how” is as important as the tax cut. Or are you okay w/ tons of high rise buildings & selling off the police station to a developer to pay for a tax cut?

In response to Stabone130 who said:
I’m willing to give the Mayor-Elect the benefit of the doubt on his one promise: lower taxes. And NOT the lower taxes occurring naturally as a result of the budget fiasco straightening (somewhat) out — but the “Lower Taxes” he promises in his videos.

Okay Petey — lets see if you can deliver what you promise.

The clock starts……..now

matt_72
Member

Time expired – he is already trying to halt layoffs.

truth1
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truth1

Yes Matt, he has to prove you wrong…please give him some time as Mayor…Thank you…By the way it took many, many years for our current situation to fester….and Judy has commented on this…she is expecting professional performance by the city council and if they comply, they will then earn some control and since Zimmer’s ‘group’ is considered a majority, they now have the main responsibility for taking action that results in progress.

matt_72
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If I see several dozen pink slips go out the door, I might reassess. But given his backers, no way that happens. We all know he sold out. City workers didn’t universally line up behind him b/c he was the most likely to take an axe to the payroll. And the developers didn’t give him money b/c he wants open space. He has to prove us wrong w/ his actions and I just don’t see that happening. No way we give him the benefit of the doubt, not when he has the 100% backing of the folks who benefit most from the city budget.

By the way – I am pretty sure the CC is hamstrung until Judy is gone which is why it was idiotic to elect a baby Roberts. The council can’t do much more than say “no”.

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