Hoboken Political Bites – 10/14/2009

10/14/2009:

Today’s Breakfast Platter: Brinkman, Mason and Raia updates.

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Mayoral Candidate Updates

Nathan Brinkman Is All About Transparency and Open Government
Mayoral Candidate Nathan Brinkman held a press conference yesterday at Wild Ginger that was all about government transparency.

Brinkman said “One of the biggest problems we face is out of control government spending,” and called for a re-vamp of how residents can easily gain access to ALL government records online saying “Putting this information online, in a format that would be easy to access by the public, would have several immediate salutary effects.”

SEE HIS LENGTHY PRESS RELEASE HERE!

Mason Meet & Greet at Hudson Tavern – Oct. 15th
I normally don’t mention every meetup or fundraiser for most Mayoral Candidates, because they’re so many of them leading up to the election – and those that follow politics tightly already know about them.

However, Beth Mason’s “Meet and Greet” at Hudson Tavern (14th & Hudson) this Thursday, October 15th from 7-9pm – includes FREE DRINKS. Now, that is something to be interested in, right? Not many candidates do that!

SEE ANNOUNCEMENT FLIER HERE!

Frank Raia wants to run Hoboken like a Business
Frank agrees with many folks who felt that Michael Bloomberg was able to turn NYC around because of his excellent business experience.

“Mayor Bloomberg returned prosperity to NYC by running it as a successful business. I will do the same for Hoboken, NJ. Experience matters! I have the experience to lead Hoboken out of financial crisis. Every problem in our City comes down to financial mismanagement.”

FOLLOW FRANK ON TWITTER OR CHECK OUT HIS WEBSITE…

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8 Comments on "Hoboken Political Bites – 10/14/2009"

ntableman
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ntableman

The continual quest for more parking instead of making Hoboken greener and all of us a little healthier by making it easier to commute around by foot or bike is foolish. There should be less and less parking spots by the day. We live in one of the highest mass transit density spots on earth. Where the hell are you driving to? I am going to vote for the person who stands up and say this.

Just look at Portland Or – I witness a bike traffic jam with all the people biking to work one morning and Portland is larger and less dense than Hoboken. There really is no excuse.

matt_72
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One thing you might keep in mind, all mass transit options effectively head towards one major hub and that is NYC. Mass transit is only a viable option for folks working in NYC. Anyone that works elsewhere can’t really depend on it. And last time I checked, tons of folks worked outside of NYC in town so parking is a real issue. That is why if development is going to happen in town, parking must absolutely be a consideration.

In response to ntableman who said:
The continual quest for more parking instead of making Hoboken greener and all of us a little healthier by making it easier to commute around by foot or bike is foolish. There should be less and less parking spots by the day. We live in one of the highest mass transit density spots on earth. Where the hell are you driving to? I am going to vote for the person who stands up and say this.

Just look at Portland Or – I witness a bike traffic jam with all the people biking to work one morning and Portland is larger and less dense than Hoboken. There really is no excuse.

gazzosdriver
Member
gazzosdriver

Frank Raia, will you run the city’s budget like you ran the school board’s budget? Save your money man.

ShoeGal318
Member
ShoeGal318

Beth Mason is giving out free drinks? Is there a drink limit?

realstuff
Member
realstuff

Heard that in England, negative political stuff is not allowed. You can only advertise your own positive points. That shounds really good!

patssoxrevscelts
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patssoxrevscelts

most of our candidates would have to send out blank mailers.

In response to realstuff who said:
Heard that in England, negative political stuff is not allowed. You can only advertise your own positive points. That shounds really good!

TheMeedles
Member
TheMeedles

Dear Hoboken Mayorial Candidates,

Please kindly stop sending five mailbox stuffers a day attacking other people and claiming YOU are truly for change. Given this is the third mayor election in a year, with a fourth run-off likely – it becomes rather redundant and silly. Our town is already a tri-state punch line and let’s be real – you are unlikely to truly change anything. If you really are committed to reform – the machine is unlikely to hire you for fear of losing their gravy train. We all know this. So just say you want to be mayor because you like power.

Looking forward to my next absurd property tax bill that helps crush my already declining property value.

Thank again,
The Meedles.

HOB424
Member
HOB424

Actually, this is a winner take all election. No runoff. Majority wins this time, even if not 50%, so it’s even more important. I agree against the adds, this is the third election The negative campaiging is really a turnoff, not just in Hoboken, but other elections as well. Isn’t there an expression, if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything. Anyone else tired of voting, for the same thing for a third time?

In response to TheMeedles who said:
Dear Hoboken Mayorial Candidates,

Please kindly stop sending five mailbox stuffers a day attacking other people and claiming YOU are truly for change. Given this is the third mayor election in a year, with a fourth run-off likely – it becomes rather redundant and silly. Our town is already a tri-state punch line and let’s be real – you are unlikely to truly change anything. If you really are committed to reform – the machine is unlikely to hire you for fear of losing their gravy train. We all know this. So just say you want to be mayor because you like power.

Looking forward to my next absurd property tax bill that helps crush my already declining property value.

Thank again,
The Meedles.

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