Hoboken Question of the Day
New 411 Feature starting today!
Decided to give a new feature a “beta-trial” starting today: The Hoboken Question of the Day (QotD)
Pretty much every day of the week, I wonder about many aspects of Hoboken. Whether it be political, quality of life, business related, arts & leisure, pets, parenting and whatever else pops into my mind. So for the foreseeable future (or until I run out of ideas) – I will publish what I choose to be the “Hoboken Question of the Day” each day of the week (not sure if I’ll run this on the weekends yet).
The premise will be simple. It’ll start with a background statement or opinion – followed by an open question. The entry may or may not include a user poll as well.
So without further ado…
Hoboken QotD: Are we a democracy?
A couple notable Hoboken residents have made public statements about the upcoming November Mayoral election recently – basically saying that NO ONE should run against interim Mayor Dawn Zimmer – citing that it would be no good for our community, and that the ONLY reason anyone would throw their hat into the ring would be for EGO alone.
I found these statements to be against what the American Democracy is all about, and wondered why – since Hoboken is holding a public election – that anyone in their right mind would try to put the kibosh on the openness and fairness of such a process.
QotD: Do you agree with such statements? Shouldn’t an election be open to anyone that qualifies?
Submit your own questions!
[If you have a question you’d like to get public opinion on – feel free to send an email to Hoboken411. Subject must start with QotD – and follow the same format: Opening statement – then Question.]