Hoboken Mayoral FAIL
Bottom Line: Dawn Zimmer failed
Say what you want about the Blizzard that socked Hoboken. The number one reason the city residents suffered was due to complete lack of planning & knowledge of what to do when a giant storm is imminent.
Smart municipalities begin salting before the first flakes come down – and continually do so throughout the city until the snow begins to accumulate. Then the plows come out (with salters attached as well). This melts much of the snow, keeps accumulations much lower – and allows cars to at least travel through the city without getting stuck. The city didn’t salt – and started plowing much too late – and with underpowered equipment. Previous blizzards in Hoboken were handled exponentially better.
An overwhelming majority of Hoboken residents think Zimmer did a terrible job – and wasn’t even in the city (like Newark Mayor Cory Booker – who actually helped residents instead of Twittering lies and fluff).
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