Council Meeting: 7/1/2011
Hoboken holds holiday Council meeting under the radar
Minority rule returns to the Hoboken City Council today when newly elected 6th ward representative Jennifer Giattino takes the oath of office. Despite losing 57% of the vote (and 4 seats) in the May election, Mayor Dawn Zimmer is counting on Giattino to be the fifth “rubber stamp” vote she needs to push her controversial agenda.
Zimmer is pushing a huge agenda of ordinances and resolutions, including one that would unilaterally extend the terms of office of the Mayor and her three Council-at-Large running mates for six additional months beyond their 4-year term in office without a public vote!
Take a look at the agenda and resolution pack, and note in the spirit of non-transparency how Zimmer is holding this meeting at noon on a Friday before the holiday weekend, and all the ordinances up for first reading on this agenda will face a final vote on July 20th – right in the middle of summer vacations when even less people are paying much attention to what their City Government is doing.
Hoboken Council Meeting of July 1, 2011 – Live Streaming Video
Meeting should begin at 12:00pm.