More calls for Cammarano’s resignation!

7/28/2009:

The list of residents and city officials calling for the immediate resignation of Hoboken Mayor Peter Cammarano grows longer by the hour!

More protests!

This group of Canine residents assembled at the dog park nearest to Cammarano’s home recently, growling for him to step down from the office of Mayor!

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Buster, the spokesdog for the “Black Labs for Transparency in Hoboken Coalition” said: “We’ve had it up to our collars with this man! Three weeks into office, and our dreams are shattered. We once hoped for more open space to romp around and play in – and we learn this guy will just build Hoboken up until it sinks! Phooey!”

Exhausted from hours of barking “Woof, Howl, Woof, Howl – Cammarano sure is Foul!” yellow Lab Sparky is urging all Canine’s in Hoboken to “send a message” to the tree in front of his property. “I don’t care if you turn blue holding it in for blocks – save up and deliver a long and strong message straight to Mr. Cammarano!!” he said.

The Canine community is planning daily protests at all Hoboken dog runs. So be on the lookout!

Oscar demands resignation too

Hoboken411 Mascot Oscar has wanted to publicly express his dissatisfaction with Cammarano since the news broke, but has had computer difficulties.

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“I’m not sure if it’s the size of my paws, or this clunky old laptop – but I fully support the Canine community’s call for Cammarano to resign,” he said. Later adding “I agree that the community should stick together and be relentless with their message. However, I get a bit freaked out with large mobs of protesters. Can’t they just park a van in front of City Hall with a message that repeats over and over? Where’s Frank Orsini’s obnoxious speaker truck when you need it?”

Doggie Mayoral Candidate & owner jump on board

patrick-and-ryn-melbergAdditionally, Doggie Mayoral Candidate Patrick Melberg also expressed his outrage:

“I’m Patrick Melberg and you may know me from my recent campaign to become doggy Mayor of Hoboken. I concur with the sentiments of my canine colleagues that Mayor Cammarano must resign, and so does my owner Ryn Melberg, who issued the following statement from sunny Florida today:”

“In June I was named with about another 30 people as part of the Cammarano transition team. I have been on vacation in Florida with my family since then.

In light of recent developments, I feel that I must resign from the transition team.

I also request that Mayor Cammarano and the other indicted elected and appointed officials resign. I agree with Mayor Cammarano’s July 23rd, 2009, statement that Hoboken’s “Administration has a clear-cut, zero tolerance policy” and that it needs to be applied equally and fairly to all. It is my belief that results of last week’s indictment have and will continue to impede his ability to govern and his administration’s ability to run our dear city. In the event that one or more of the indicted officials is cleared, then I look forward to working with them again in service to our community.

Hoboken, Hudson County, New Jersey and our nation are facing significant challenges with the economy, the property tax crisis, and increasing crime. We need the opportunity to relegate the question of the indictments to the courts so that the very talented and dedicated people of Hoboken can focus on the imminent issues at hand.”

See more calls for resignation (including Carol Marsh) after the jump!

(More calls for Cammarano resignation, continued…)

Carol Marsh finally joins the crowd

Hoboken411 received this press release from Carol Marsh right as I was about to “go to press” with this breaking story.

In her press release, she claims she made her first call last week – does anyone know the place she called? Please comment if you do.

MARSH CALLS ON CAMMARANO TO RESIGN TODAY
carol-marsh-calls-for-cammaranos-resignationHoboken City Councilwoman Carol Marsh called on Peter Cammarano to join Mayor Richard Elwell of Secaucus and resign today. Marsh said, “I believe that Mr. Cammarano has lost the public trust and hope that he recognizes the best interests of the residents of Hoboken would be served by his stepping aside so that we can move forward with governing the City”

Marsh made her first call for Cammarano to resign last week after reading the complaint against him which spelled out serious charges that go to the heart of the integrity of Hoboken government.

Marsh went on to say, ” I think it is important that the Council formally call on Mr. Cammarano to resign and I am in the process of drafting a resolution to that effect. I understand and share the outrage that is being expressed by the public. My collegues and I are moving forward as quickly as possible while ensuring that the actions we take are legal, appropriate and in the best interests of the City of Hoboken and its residents. ”

Are Hoboken Cats next?

Hoboken411 has heard rumors that a new group called “Felines Fed up with Felons” is about to stage a “Purrrrtest” at some point – but have not yet received confirmation.

More news to come – stay tuned!

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141 Comments on "More calls for Cammarano’s resignation!"

oceanbloo
Member
oceanbloo

I would like to retract a comment I made on some thread yesterday (that I can’t find/remember).

Mike Novak asked people to forgive Cammarano, and I wasn’t keen on that idea.

Later, someone posted that they had seen Novak, and that he seemed like a “broken man”, obviously disappointed by all this.

I got to thinking that maybe I was wrong about Novak – he appears to actually have a conscience. And this is something that is missing from a lot of people in power in this town. If you’re reading this, Mike, I extend my sincerest apologies to you.

emarche
Member

I’ll believe it when I see it.

Blagoscamarano
Member
Blagoscamarano

He’s dead Jim.

In response to emarche who said:
I’ll believe it when I see it.

bmacqueens
Member

Ahead, impulse engines only.

We’re still a long way from being out of the woods. This is the first time since about 1750 that Hoboken wasn’t being run by a corrupt political machine. Once the dust begins to settle, you can be damned sure that the HCDO party troglodytes are going to trot out somebody else to try to steal back the reins of government.

Dawn’s first two moves as mayor need to be:

1. forensic accountants — where did our $100M go every year, and who’s got it in their pocketssesss

2. very publicly demand that the election rolls in this area get purged of all dead people and moved-away. Duplicates are deleted, etc. etc. etc. No more bullshit ballot-box stuffing by the party machine. You can be sure that they’ll pull every trick they can think of to try to swamp Dawn with fake votes. Hoboken, pop. 40,000, with 55,000 votes cast.

She will probably have to drag the feds along with her. There’s no way she’ll be able to push honest reform through the state system. This will be like the desegregation of school systems … accomplished only at the end of the barrels of a few platoons of National Guard soldiers.

I can’t wait to see who Petey fingers in his questioning. What’s the odds on him sticking by the code of omerta and going to jail alone? I don’t put it above 20%.

In response to Blagoscamarano who said:
He’s dead Jim.

Blagoscamarano
Member
Blagoscamarano
Great ideas but not sure if either of these can be implemented immediately. First on the voter rolls, it may in fact be under the control of the state. If the case, no way, no how. As I recall NJ has a vested interest in keeping dead voters on the rolls. They flat out refuse to clean the rolls. It’s no accident. As for the forensic accounting, it’s a lengthy and costly process. I suggest you look to get folks on board to bring it along though. The odds of Scammie not flipping are less than 1%. His lawyer had a week to work with and that’s all he’s getting. Problem is what does he have to offer. Some folks speculate not much. In response to bmacqueens who said: Ahead, impulse engines only. We’re still a long way from being out of the woods. This is the first time since about 1750 that Hoboken wasn’t being run by a corrupt political machine. Once the dust begins to settle, you can be damned sure that the HCDO party troglodytes are going to trot out somebody else to try to steal back the reins of government. Dawn’s first two moves as mayor need to be: 1. forensic accountants — where did our $100M go every year, and who’s got it in their pocketssesss 2. very publicly demand that the election rolls in this area get purged of all dead people and moved-away. Duplicates are deleted, etc. etc. etc. No more bullshit ballot-box… Read more »
matt_72
Member
I bet we could get an interim report from a management consultant and/or forensic accountant/financial advisor by the end of their 1st month on the job. They won’t be done, but they will have made enough progress to update the city as to the status of things. I have been involved in companies that hire these sorts of consultants and it doesn’t take them that long to figure things out. They usually parachute in a team of people who spend 4-5 days a week pouring through documents, asking questions, analyzing things then spend the rest of their time compiling their findings. There are plenty of such firms in the area to choose from. In response to Blagoscamarano who said: Great ideas but not sure if either of these can be implemented immediately. First on the voter rolls, it may in fact be under the control of the state. If the case, no way, no how. As I recall NJ has a vested interest in keeping dead voters on the rolls. They flat out refuse to clean the rolls. It’s no accident. As for the forensic accounting, it’s a lengthy and costly process. I suggest you look to get folks on board to bring it along though. The odds of Scammie not flipping are less than 1%. His lawyer had a week to work with and that’s all he’s getting. Problem is what does he have to offer. Some folks speculate not much.
Blagoscamarano
Member
Blagoscamarano

Matt, nice background on that. There was discussion on this previously but as usual it was shot down. Ironically, Cammarano and the usual crew on the City Council were fighting it tooth and nail.

Not sure which ward you are in but you should enquire about this with your Council person.
Although there is a long list of items on the agenda, one would hope this would be something we can do at some point.

Mayor Zimmer made clear that returning the zoning nominations would be returned to the City Council. Those powers had been removed by Mayor Russo in 1993 I think.
The promise to change that was indicated today in the speech as well.

In response to matt_72 who said:
I bet we could get an interim report from a management consultant and/or forensic accountant/financial advisor by the end of their 1st month on the job. They won’t be done, but they will have made enough progress to update the city as to the status of things. I have been involved in companies that hire these sorts of consultants and it doesn’t take them that long to figure things out. They usually parachute in a team of people who spend 4-5 days a week pouring through documents, asking questions, analyzing things then spend the rest of their time compiling their findings. There are plenty of such firms in the area to choose from.

bmacqueens
Member

I agree that NJ has a vested interest in keeping dead voters on the rolls. However, Corzine needs to come out of this looking like Superman or Christie is going to kick Corzine’s ass in the election.

I already think that Christie is going to win, but desperate times call for desperate measures. Maybe Corzine himself will push to clean up the rolls?

Oh, look — A pig just went flying across the sky. -Grin-

In response to Blagoscamarano who said:
Great ideas but not sure if either of these can be implemented immediately. First on the voter rolls, it may in fact be under the control of the state. If the case, no way, no how. As I recall NJ has a vested interest in keeping dead voters on the rolls. They flat out refuse to clean the rolls. It’s no accident.

As for the forensic accounting, it’s a lengthy and costly process. I suggest you look to get folks on board to bring it along though.

The odds of Scammie not flipping are less than 1%. His lawyer had a week to work with and that’s all he’s getting. Problem is what does he have to offer. Some folks speculate not much.

CalGard
Member
CalGard

Believe it or not. We must take Hoboken back. Speak out on Wednesday whatever happens tomorrow.

In response to emarche who said:
I’ll believe it when I see it.

CalGard
Member
CalGard

I hope reports of Cammarano’s resigning tomorrow are true. Friday is the best day in the news cycle for a politician to make such an announcement.

Don’t let this deter a determined citizenry to speak out before the council meeting on Wed 8/5. If Cammarano resigns, have a justice immediately ready to swear Dawn Zimmer to the oath of office (acting mayor). We should speak out in support of her in this time of crisis. We must demand that she formally speak out either before or during the council meeting to reassure us that she will restore order and how she plans to do that.

As Council president, if she doesn’t lead now – what kind of leadership will she offer as a candidate for mayor in the Nov election.

jc5201
Member
jc5201

Cammarano resigns tomorrow. Zimmer becomes acting mayor.

YipYap
Member

Cammarano will resign tomorrow

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pawzclawz
Member
pawzclawz

If this is true. It is fantastic news.

In response to YipYap who said:
Cammarano will resign tomorrow

source is the politicker nj web site

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