City Council Meeting – 11/4/2009

11/4/2009:

Acting ain’t over just yet!

Even though Dawn Zimmer is no longer “acting Mayor,” some housework still needs to be done at city hall. An interim “acting council member” needs to be appointed to replace Zimmer’s 4th Ward seat. Once that is complete, a special ward election will take place in February (I believe) to choose an official council member to serve out the term until 2011 – which is expected to be a highly contested seat. More on that later…

Here’s tonight’s meeting documents:

SEE the Live Streaming Council Meeting and Live Chat AFTER THE JUMP!

(City Council 11/4/2009, continued…)


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30 Comments on "City Council Meeting – 11/4/2009"

realstuff
Member
realstuff

Just old news: Dr. Metsch & Scott DeLea of current REVOLT fame did support Dave Roberts and now supported Dawn Zimmer but that’s just politics. For example, Andrew Amato and Pupie Raia supported Dawn Zimmer in her 4th ward bid to defeat Campos. It’s all history……It’s what we do from now on that counts…time to really get together with the new mayor and council to help Hoboken. Monitor them well to insure progress.

Watchmaker
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Watchmaker

One other thing: you never commented on

“Councilman Tony Soares added that all the city had to do was fire Lenz, but instead, because of personal and political dislike for Lenz, the administration made disparaging remarks in public meetings and to the newspaper”

Given that Lenz is Tony’s buddy, how do you explain this? His own buddy seems to agree that the city should have fired Lenz.

KenOn10
Member
KenOn10

Again, you are reading between the lines. As a mayoral appointee, Lenz could have been let go in a heartbeat… to “spend more time with his family” or to “pursue a different project”. This is what Tony was talking about.

There was no need to call him incompetent or corrupt to the public and the media… and yet they did anyway. That cost the city $183k (and some good will) because it wouldn’t stand up in court.

In response to Watchmaker who said:
One other thing: you never commented on

“Councilman Tony Soares added that all the city had to do was fire Lenz, but instead, because of personal and political dislike for Lenz, the administration made disparaging remarks in public meetings and to the newspaper”

Given that Lenz is Tony’s buddy, how do you explain this? His own buddy seems to agree that the city should have fired Lenz.

truth1
Member
truth1

Hopefully, Mayor Zimmer will appoint someone who will help govern Hoboken with common sense and honesty due to Hoboken’s damaged reputation, current financial mess… State takeover,the budget, the hospital bond, operational costs, the SWAT team fiasco, the still to be solved sale of the Obs. Hwy garage, crumbing piers, streets and infa-structure and solving the day-to-day problems that arise. I wish our new Mayor success and good health…I wish them all good luck and the way to spell LUCK is WORK. Listen to those who make sense and work with the public.

truth1
Member
truth1

Zimmer will most probable select an interim councilperson for the 4th Ward to serve until Nov. 2010. It has been confirmed that the election to fill this seat will be held in NOVEMBER 2010 and not in Feb.

YipYap
Member

I heard there was a bald eagle spotted in Jersey City. Put your hat on already!

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