City Contracts Canceled
Statement from Mayor David Roberts, City of Hoboken
For immediate release
Last night the City Council took the unprecedented step of canceling all professional services contracts – an action of great consequence that was taken without counsel from anyone but themselves. I am calling on the Council to immediately rescind this reckless act before Hoboken taxpayers feel its disastrous impact.
Not only was this action totally inappropriate, it was done without planning or any consideration for the effect on City services. For example, the City is currently engaged in numerous court cases. This morning, a judge had to enter an order permitting an attorney contracted by the City to continue a major trial. This instance and other professional deadlines have endangered the City’s legal rights and left Hoboken taxpayers with tremendous potential exposure.
Whatever their intention, I hope the City Council members come to their senses for the good of the people of Hoboken and reinstate professional services agreements before any further damage is done.