Rent Leveling Meeting tonight
Better late than never…
Councilwoman Dawn Zimmer had recently called for a series of Rent Control Committee meetings, however, Acting Mayor Zimmer had failed to update the Hoboken City Website reminding residents about tonight’s meeting in a timely manner…
Ann Holtzman (who works with Beth Mason) – wants everyone to know:
“The city has fallen down on the job of posting the meeting schedule for the City Council Rent Control Committee meetings. Tonight is the first one at 7:00 in Council Chambers, City Hall. Subject will be Rent Calculation Procedure.
We will be using the same hearing format that is used by the State Assembly;
- Speakers are asked to sign up with the City Clerk’s office prior to 3:00, either by phone (201) 420-2073 or email email@example.com
- Speakers will be limited to 5 minutes each.
- They are asked to bring 10 copies of the text of their statement for distribution to the council and clerk.
- The committee reserves the right to swear-in those giving testimony.
The goal of the committee is to review and propose new language for the legislation that would “clean up” the ambiguities that leave the door open for litigation. No one is proposing that rent control be eliminated – although there seems to be a misinformation campaign to that effect.