Political Water Cooler – 10/28/2009
A few Hoboken political nuggets quickly delivered in a couple gulps…
Mayoral Forum, Debate, whatever you call it – tonight
This evening, over at the campus of Stevens Institute, is the final “Mayoral Forum” before the election. Listen to what your candidates have rehearsed to tell you. Just remember all the promises candidates make – and very often fail to follow through on.
Mason endorses Corzine for Governor
Mayoral Candidate Beth Mason issued an endorsement for incumbent NJ Governor (and Hoboken resident) Jon Corzine to be re-elected. She cited Corzine’s achievements in health care and education, his leadership skills and the importance of future State Judicial appointments.
Cammarano Gets Paid
A mini-nugget that had many political zealots in town riled up, was the $4200 in vacation pay that former Mayor Peter Cammarano received despite his nefarious activity that lead to his arrest and quick resignation. The city cited the cost in legal fees would exceed the amount in question – and will not pursue getting it back. Makes you wonder how much the city was really hiding when citizens had to endure costly lawsuits just to get photocopies of cell phone bills!
Political campaign stop disguised as “community meeting”
Acting Mayor Dawn Zimmer, Councilman Peter Cunningham and Parking Czar Ian Sacs are headed up to 1200 Grand this evening at 7:30pm for a “community meeting” to discuss the ridiculous parking concept of installing 75 meters near the Clearview Cinemas Theater. This was discussed at great length during the last city council meeting – and most area residents I spoke with don’t see this as a “community meeting,” but rather a “campaign stop” to promote Zimmer’s agenda bullet points. Notice how these meetups only happen around election time?
Anyway, resident Leslie, who can’t attend the meeting, provided several bullet points of her own, criticizing the whole debacle, and questioning the authenticity of Sacs’ “informal survey” which was used as justification for the asinine plan.
That’s it for now – stay dry today!