City Council Meeting of 4/21/2010
See archived video from tonight’s meeting after the jump!
Tax, Spend & Hire!
Yep, it’s that time again – time for the regularly scheduled Hoboken City Council meeting tonight at 7pm. For starters, here are your meeting documents to review:
Municipal workers beware: New BA in the wings
There are a few interesting items on the agenda tonight, but one in particular has generated quite a buzz in Hoboken411’s inbox. It’s the proposed hiring of Arch Liston as the new city Business Administrator.
Liston is currently employed by the city of Bridgeton, NJ (home of the Cohanzik Zoo!), and manages a budget one-fifth the size of Hoboken’s. He’d also be receiving a $35,000 pay raise (from $115k to $150k) – which several readers have said are “not commensurate with his experience.” Additionally, Liston has had run-ins with various union-related situations, including wrongful termination of a police officer, and allegations of unfair labor practices. Sources say that the Zimmer administration wants Liston to handle the unpleasant Police Union negotiations in Hoboken, in which one resident said “what does the Mayor and Council do other than hire others to do their dirty work?”
Swing back at 7pm to watch the meeting LIVE here on Hoboken411!
(Hoboken City Council Meeting of 4/21/2010, continued…)
ENJOY THE SHOW (OR NOT!)