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- City Budget Deficit
- Pedestrian Safety
Next Week, Hoboken voters will have the opportunity to hear directly from the candidates running for the six ward seats on the City Council in the May 8 ward council election. Two moderated candidates’ forums have been scheduled by co-sponsors People for Open Government and the Hoboken Quality of Life Coalition.
- The first forum presents candidates from the second, fifth and sixth wards and will occur on Monday April 30, 2007 from 7pm to 9:15pm at St. Matthew Trinity Lutheran Parish Hall, 57 Eighth St.
- The second forum features candidates from the first, third and fourth wards and will take place on Tuesday May 1, 2007 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm at the Hoboken Multiservice Center, 124 Grand Street (Second and Grand).
Written questions will be solicited from the audience.
Both events will be moderated by TV reporter and anchorman, Bob Bowdon. Mr. Bowdon’s on-camera reporting encompasses interviews with personalities such as Donald Trump and Martha Stewart as well as six years of TV work with Bloomberg News. He has been a Hoboken resident for 17 years.
People for Open Government and the Hoboken Quality of Life Coalition are non-profit, non-partisan citizen organizations that have been active in Hoboken during the last decade. POG succeeded in obtaining passage of anti-pay-to-play legislation as well as ordinances requiring electronic access to local government documents including minutes of council meetings. POG produced a package of ordinances which ultimately became law. The ordinances include those requiring competitively negotiated professional contracts and developer contribution disclosures.
The QLC has actively supported POG initiatives and led the successful efforts to prevent construction of the Devils hockey arena in southern Hoboken, was instrumental in forging the western alignment of the Light Rail route in Hoboken, and with several other groups fought the early battles to secure 1600 Park Avenue as designated parkland. It is currently working with Hoboken Heritage regarding the future use of the Holy Innocents site on Sixth Street.