Mason TV Spot: Leadership

9/23/2009:

Mason spot number two:

The Beth Mason for Mayor campaign released another video. This one does something her last campaign failed to do: lay out the case for why Mason believes she is the most qualified candidate in the race:

So far the Mason campaign is the only one to submit videos to Hoboken411 but – as always – will consider publishing videos from every campaign just as we did in the spring. Note to candidates: Video clips must be sent to me via email (.wmv format preferred).

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79 Comments on "Mason TV Spot: Leadership"

davidd
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davidd

Jman, “Zoning Board reform? Are you insane? Did you see the ZBA’s vote last week on the Stevens plan?” The essence of the reform was to the appointments and appeals process. As much as you dislike the current board I don’t think they can be easily removed.

“Zimmer’s unqualified directors” Ian Sacs has a degree in transportation engineering replacing Correa who has a lifetime ban from the SEC. I’d say he is more qualified for parking and transportation.

“hiring and creating jobs for all of her unemployed buddies.” All Zimmer’s appointees were employed except Daniel Bryan. He fills an assistant slot previously for someone making three times as much.

jman01
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jman01

Ian Sacs has been unemployed since last October. In the same NY Times article (already posted on 411), Leo Pelligrini mentioned the layoffs at his firm and the fear of losing his job. Zimmer hasn’t held a job in a decade. All of these people, including Zimmer herself, are people lacking in credentials – none of these applicants are in demand in the workforce today.

Sacs degree is shared by thousands but Zimmer didn’t interview anyone else. Sacs like Zimmer has no management experience, he’s qualified to install traffic signs, but managing a parking utility is a different thing all together.

david, you appear to be lacking a lot of information, but that seems to be true of most Zimmer supporters.

In response to davidd who said:
Jman, “Zoning Board reform? Are you insane? Did you see the ZBA’s vote last week on the Stevens plan?” The essence of the reform was to the appointments and appeals process. As much as you dislike the current board I don’t think they can be easily removed.

“Zimmer’s unqualified directors” Ian Sacs has a degree in transportation engineering replacing Correa who has a lifetime ban from the SEC. I’d say he is more qualified for parking and transportation.

“hiring and creating jobs for all of her unemployed buddies.” All Zimmer’s appointees were employed except Daniel Bryan. He fills an assistant slot previously for someone making three times as much.

realstuff
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realstuff

Whomever gets elected Mayor will have the same restrictions of Judy Tripodi (State Czar) placed on him/her We have to elect a leader that has character, ethics and knows how to make decisions and in our opinion has displayed this in his/her profession. This along with the skills to work with the entire governing body and with the listening ability to really hear and respond to the public is what we are looking for. The question is do we see it now…will we see it between now and Nov. 3rd?

JJB
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Either david is right or jmon is right. Does anyone know who?

Red Haven
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Red Haven
Jman01 is right. DavidD, not only is Zimmer doing a poor job, but most of the “accomplishments” you list Zimmer had nothing to do with. Progress on the pumps for flood control. The pumps were the Roberts/Campos/Stack solution to the problem. Zimmer ran on “wireless technology” gates that will never be implemented. The North Hudson Sewerage Authority asked Hudson County for a garden variety easement and Zimmer touts it as some great accomplishment. She had nothing to do with it. A road map to remove the fiscal monitor. Are you serious? The road map is a simplistic as they come and is the same that Roberts and Cammarano proposed. (i>An effort to do forensic accounting ( The audit suggested there was money going out the back door. Only someone on the take would oppose this. ) Bringing in a forensic accountant was Beth Mason’s idea two years ago. Those who voted against it this month did so because they were told Judy Tripodi had already brought in forensic auditors and she wouldn’t approve more of them. (Though I would have voted yes myself.) Zoning board reform. Reform? Get real. There is an open seat on the Zoning Board that Zimmer is leaving open while spending her time filling Rent Control and ABC board seats for maximum political payback. She also used the HHA board seats as a means to try and neutralize two effective supporters of her opposition. Meanwhile the Zoning Board operates business as usual. She got our gift… Read more »
davidd
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davidd
Red Haven I think you have confused proposing something with actually accomplishing it. Its a common logical failing. In response to Red Haven who said: Jman01 is right. DavidD, not only is Zimmer doing a poor job, but most of the “accomplishments” you list Zimmer had nothing to do with. Progress on the pumps for flood control. The pumps were the Roberts/Campos/Stack solution to the problem. Zimmer ran on “wireless technology” gates that will never be implemented. The North Hudson Sewerage Authority asked Hudson County for a garden variety easement and Zimmer touts it as some great accomplishment. She had nothing to do with it. A road map to remove the fiscal monitor. Are you serious? The road map is a simplistic as they come and is the same that Roberts and Cammarano proposed. (i>An effort to do forensic accounting ( The audit suggested there was money going out the back door. Only someone on the take would oppose this. ) Bringing in a forensic accountant was Beth Mason’s idea two years ago. Those who voted against it this month did so because they were told Judy Tripodi had already brought in forensic auditors and she wouldn’t approve more of them. (Though I would have voted yes myself.) Zoning board reform. Reform? Get real. There is an open seat on the Zoning Board that Zimmer is leaving open while spending her time filling Rent Control and ABC board seats for maximum political payback. She also used the HHA board seats… Read more »
IndieCom
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I do have to correct something here. Saying something over and over does not make it true, nor does it make it a fact. The first council person to suggest a forensic accountant was Peter Cunningham. I can’t remember the name of the firm, but they did give a presentation. A couple of council meetings later Beth Mason brought in Howard Safir & crew (save me) and they gave a presentation. The two presentations seem to be unrelated, i.e. Beth & Peter didn’t seem to be working together, although it was the same suggestion. In response to Red Haven who said: Jman01 is right. DavidD, not only is Zimmer doing a poor job, but most of the “accomplishments” you list Zimmer had nothing to do with. Progress on the pumps for flood control. The pumps were the Roberts/Campos/Stack solution to the problem. Zimmer ran on “wireless technology” gates that will never be implemented. The North Hudson Sewerage Authority asked Hudson County for a garden variety easement and Zimmer touts it as some great accomplishment. She had nothing to do with it. A road map to remove the fiscal monitor. Are you serious? The road map is a simplistic as they come and is the same that Roberts and Cammarano proposed. (i>An effort to do forensic accounting ( The audit suggested there was money going out the back door. Only someone on the take would oppose this. ) Bringing in a forensic accountant was Beth Mason’s idea two years ago. Those… Read more »
jman01
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jman01

Mason brought up the forensic accountant in committee, Cunningham went along with her, but it appears the legwork and contact was all Mason’s, not Cunningham’s:

http://hoboken411.com/archives/12338

In response to IndieCom who said:
I do have to correct something here. Saying something over and over does not make it true, nor does it make it a fact. The first council person to suggest a forensic accountant was Peter Cunningham. I can’t remember the name of the firm, but they did give a presentation. A couple of council meetings later Beth Mason brought in Howard Safir & crew (save me) and they gave a presentation. The two presentations seem to be unrelated, i.e. Beth & Peter didn’t seem to be working together, although it was the same suggestion.

IndieCom
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Safir and the other firm was the only forensic accounting team that Mason brought in…..Cunningham brought in a firm to give a presentation prior to Safir et al. Don’t have to to go through all the council meeting to provide dates, but I was in attendance at both meetings. I do not recall seeing the thread that you post, however, it doesn’t prove that she was first to mention this… either she brought it up first and Cunningham was working with her (i.e. they came up with it at the same time) or, he brought in a firm and she took the issue and ran with it. I can’t say which one.

In response to jman01 who said:
Mason brought up the forensic accountant in committee, Cunningham went along with her, but it appears the legwork and contact was all Mason’s, not Cunningham’s:

http://hoboken411.com/archives/12338

jman01
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jman01

Wrong Indie.

Give credit where it’s due. The forensic accountant was originally Mason’s idea and she brought in the firm to do the presentation on forensic accounting (Safir was a separate firm) Cunningham jumped on board LATER.

http://hoboken411.com/archives/9771/comment-page-4

In response to IndieCom who said:
I do have to correct something here. Saying something over and over does not make it true, nor does it make it a fact. The first council person to suggest a forensic accountant was Peter Cunningham. I can’t remember the name of the firm, but they did give a presentation. A couple of council meetings later Beth Mason brought in Howard Safir & crew (save me) and they gave a presentation. The two presentations seem to be unrelated, i.e. Beth & Peter didn’t seem to be working together, although it was the same suggestion.

KenOn10
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KenOn10

Got my “dual-office dawn” flier yesterday and it just screams leadership. so much for the high road.

plywood
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plywood

Ms. Mason is using a state / national politics playbook, and I find it off-putting. Ms. Zimmer isn’t taking both salaries. Nor is she having undue influence IMHO. If it’s legal, lets get over it. She wouldn’t be concerned about being council president if Mason didn’t see fit to run against her a few months after Zimmer came within a handful of votes of being mayor with Mason’s support. So the criticism of Zimmer is a house of mirrors. Hardly a “reformer” message from Mason.

In response to KenOn10 who said:
Got my “dual-office dawn” flier yesterday and it just screams leadership. so much for the high road.

Red Haven
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Red Haven

Dual office holding was made illegal by public demand. True reformers oppose absolute power because it corrupts absolutely. Zimmer sets the agenda from the Executive Branch and casts the swing vote on the agenda as Council President. What does it get us? Members of Dawn’s soccer team get to play City Director on her watch.

Dawn Zimmer shows us every day why she is unqualified and unfit to be Mayor. Mason (in the video above) makes her “high road” case for how she is qualified to do the job, and I expect Brinkman, Glatt and Raia to do the same because unlike Zimmer they have all had jobs with serious budgets and responsibilities.

It stuns me that Hoboken is full of professional people who would laugh Zimmer’s resume off their desks if she applied for a job with them, but yet would vote to hire her as the manager of a $120,000,000.00 enterprise called The City of Hoboken. Simply stunning.

In response to plywood who said:
Ms. Mason is using a state / national politics playbook, and I find it off-putting. Ms. Zimmer isn’t taking both salaries. Nor is she having undue influence IMHO. If it’s legal, lets get over it. She wouldn’t be concerned about being council president if Mason didn’t see fit to run against her a few months after Zimmer came within a handful of votes of being mayor with Mason’s support. So the criticism of Zimmer is a house of mirrors. Hardly a “reformer” message from Mason.

davidd
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davidd
Red, Isn’t Zimmer doing a good job as mayor? I’d say performing well in a job beats a resume. Progress on the pumps for flood control. A road map to remove the fiscal monitor. An effort to do forensic accounting ( The audit suggested there was money going out the back door. Only someone on the take would oppose this. ) Zoning board reform. She got our gift policies in line with the state guidlnes. I like her director appointments, despite the fact that two of them played or coached soccer ( Play baseball like a real American! Am I right people?) In response to Red Haven who said: Dual office holding was made illegal by public demand. True reformers oppose absolute power because it corrupts absolutely. Zimmer sets the agenda from the Executive Branch and casts the swing vote on the agenda as Council President. What does it get us? Members of Dawn’s soccer team get to play City Director on her watch. Dawn Zimmer shows us every day why she is unqualified and unfit to be Mayor. Mason (in the video above) makes her “high road” case for how she is qualified to do the job, and I expect Brinkman, Glatt and Raia to do the same because unlike Zimmer they have all had jobs with serious budgets and responsibilities. It stuns me that Hoboken is full of professional people who would laugh Zimmer’s resume off their desks if she applied for a job with them, but yet… Read more »
jman01
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jman01
Zimmer is doing a horrible job, but fortunately, she’s showing the public what an incompetent hypocrite she is before the election. Talking about pumps is not the same as having pumps. The North Hudson Sewage Authority presented the pump plan in 2003 pre-Dawn era. There was no doubt that the first pump would be built within eight years. The “road map” to remove the fiscal monitor is the same set of general guidelines that that were given to Roberts a year ago and Cammarano this past June. There’s nothing new there and nothing new accomplished by Zimmer, just Zimmer creating a PR stunt. Talking about removing the fiscal monitor is not the same as ACTUALLY removing the fiscal monitor. “An effort to do the forensic accounting?” That was all Mason’s idea from two years ago. Cunningham jumped on board when he saw that it was a good idea and Mason brought in a top notch firm to present their credentials at a council meeting. Once again, Zimmer talking about doing an audit is not the same as Zimmer actually doing one. Zoning Board reform? Are you insane? Did you see the ZBA’s vote last week on the Stevens plan? Gift policies? That wasn’t even in the top 50 as far as issues, but even Cammarano created a better policy than Zimmer (ironic). Let’s not even bother to discuss Zimmer’s unqualified directors, most who have never managed people, most who have little to no experience, most who are worse than (gasp!)… Read more »
plywood
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plywood

Let’s just drop it, okay.

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