7/1/2009 Update 3:
Zimmer voted President; Cunningham VP
The City Council voted
anonymously unanimously to appoint Dawn Zimmer as Council President – and Peter Cunningham as Council Vice-President.
7/1/2009 Update 2 (1:45pm):
The ceremony started late – and is getting close to finishing up now. Up next, is a “cocktail” reception over at the Babbio Center. Nice setup with a hazy NYC view today. Once guests arrive, and “mingle” for a while – they’ll head over to DeBaun Auditorium for today’s scheduled Council Meeting. That will likely start late as well. (Although – one volunteer indicated that the Council Meeting may start next – with the reception as the last event – but she wasn’t 100% sure…)
Here’s a photostream of what has transpired in the past hour at Stevens Institute. Various dignitaries, including Governor Corzine (who’s aide told me that he *did* vote in this year’s Mayoral Election, FYI) – Cory Booker, Senator Menendez, and many other Hoboken VIP’s – including Former Mayor David Roberts.
Changing of the…
In a little over an hour, Hoboken will have a new Mayor: Peter Cammarano.
Taking place at Stevens Institute
Over at Stevens Institute (Noon) – the 37th Mayor of Hoboken will be sworn in, along with three new council members: Dave Mello, Ravi Bhalla and Carol Marsh.
After all the pomp and circumstance, boilerplate news quotes, and future stock photo opportunities – the city is holding an early reorganization/council meeting at 2pm at the DeBaun Auditorium (where I think all future council meetings should be held – the council chambers at City Hall is more like a “torture chamber.”)
In addition to the inauguration – the council will also vote for a new president and vice-president.
Anyone use a valuable vacation or sick day from work to witness this historical Hoboken moment?