Cammarano’s first two weeks

7/13/2009:

Had a chance to sit down with new Hoboken Mayor Peter Cammarano late this past Friday afternoon (PC troubles delayed the video till today) – and he talks about his first 10 days, along with what is happening at city hall in the short-term.

Hit the ground running…


(those noises you hear were from work being done in his office…)

New Hoboken411 feature: “Ask Mayor Cammarano”

In our discussion – I thought that it’d be a great idea to establish some kind of regular “communiqué” between the Mayor’s office and readers of Hoboken411.

Cammarano gladly accepted that idea, and is more than willing to periodically engage the collective audience about their concerns.

How is this going to work?

While Peter says his doors are open, and anyone can call, email or visit his office – the purpose of this feature is to put the questions and answers out in the open for everyone to see. With that being said, here’s a rough outline how it’ll work (and may be fine tuned as necessary):

  1. You can either place a comment here, on Cammarano’s “Campaign Checklist” entry, or the best way – is to send an email to hoboken411@gmail.com (the subject MUST be: “Cammarano question”)
  2. Every two weeks, I will present the Mayor with a list of popular questions for him to address.
  3. The questions can either be related to what he campaigned about, or better yet – NEW issues that may have popped up since the election. Asinine, insulting, or baseless rumor-based questions might not make the cut. Preferred are questions about the quality of life in Hoboken, and how the Mayor plans to address many of the concerns residents have.
  4. Additionally, if you have very specific questions about a street, block or corner – please contact your councilperson first. If you have NOT received a timely response – THEN submit here.
  5. My goal is to have something unique every two weeks, alternating between written and video responses.

Some initial questions already asked by residents I’ve spoken with include: Helping small businesses, Historic Preservation, the art community, street conditions and even the number of garbage cans that are available on the sidewalks.

So put your thinking caps on – and send your questions in!

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17 Comments on "Cammarano’s first two weeks"

jc5201
Member
jc5201

The Master plan was worked on by a diverse group of individuals a few years ago. What steps will you take to update it, and more importantly, what steps will you take to implement the master plan with our out of date zoning laws? Thank you.

truth1
Member
truth1

How about giving Mayor Cammarano a chance to do the job? Using the current national barometer, how about 100 days?
How about it?

Evelyn
Member
Evelyn

411, nice that the new mayor is open to communication but I noticed that he said his door remains open. Didn’t it just get opened?

I guess the catch phrase is embedded in his vernacular.

Nonetheless, I’m interested to see how this feature progresses. Hope it will be consistent.

bradykp
Member
bradykp

1. What services can the city consider reducing or removing to save money in the budget without significantly impacting the residents (i.e., less garbage pickups, different street cleaning schedules, or other ideas)?
2. What can be done to improve the dog parks in town? Church Square Park has a clogged drain that is causing stagnant water in the park. This causes disease in dogs, and can also be unsanitary for people nearby.
3. We have 2 roads with bicycle lanes. Great start, but when will the potholes in those newly painted bicycle lanes be repaired? Why are speed bump strips carrying over into the bicycle lanes? Does the Mayor’s office have a vision for bicycles in this city (i.e., bike racks, bike lock/storage areas, bike lanes, etc)?
4. Is there any plan to repair the roads in the town progressively? I’d suggest starting a nice collection by ticketing all double parkers instead of turning the sirens on to tell them to move along….

that’s a good start. glad to see the mayor active and out doing things. hoping the behind the scenes stuff is going on also!

mookie
Member
mookie
Peter Ever heard of The Who’s song “Won’t Get Fooled Again”? We’ll be fighting in the streets With our children at our feet And the morals that they worship will be gone And the men who spurred us on Sit in judgment of all wrong They decide and the shotgun sings the song I’ll tip my hat to the new constitution Take a bow for the new revolution Smile and grin at the change all around me Pick up my guitar and play Just like yesterday And I’ll get on my knees and pray We don’t get fooled again Don’t get fooled again Change it had to come We knew it all along We were liberated from the fall that’s all But the world looks just the same And history ain’t changed ‘Cause the banners, they all flown in the last war I’ll tip my hat to the new constitution Take a bow for the new revolution Smile and grin at the change all around me Pick up my guitar and play Just like yesterday And I’ll get on my knees and pray We don’t get fooled again Don’t get fooled again No, no! I’ll move myself and my family aside If we happen to be left half alive I’ll get all my papers and smile at the sky For I know that the hypnotized never lie Do ya? There’s nothing in the street Looks any different to me And the slogans are replaced, by-the-bye And the parting on the… Read more »
Easy-E
Member
Mookie, Get over it. He won. I didn’t vote for him either, but I would like to give him the opportunity to respond and explain his plan moving forward. Little is served by sniping comments. In response to mookie who said: Peter Ever heard of The Who’s song “Won’t Get Fooled Again”? We’ll be fighting in the streets With our children at our feet And the morals that they worship will be gone And the men who spurred us on Sit in judgment of all wrong They decide and the shotgun sings the song I’ll tip my hat to the new constitution Take a bow for the new revolution Smile and grin at the change all around me Pick up my guitar and play Just like yesterday And I’ll get on my knees and pray We don’t get fooled again Don’t get fooled again Change it had to come We knew it all along We were liberated from the fall that’s all But the world looks just the same And history ain’t changed ‘Cause the banners, they all flown in the last war I’ll tip my hat to the new constitution Take a bow for the new revolution Smile and grin at the change all around me Pick up my guitar and play Just like yesterday And I’ll get on my knees and pray We don’t get fooled again Don’t get fooled again No, no! I’ll move myself and my family aside If we happen to be left half alive… Read more »
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