City Council Meeting: 9/21/2011

Council Meeting tonight – Zimmer on the War Path!

Settlement negotiations between the Hoboken Municipal Hospital Authority and its creditors are not going well, and Mayor Dawn Zimmer is on the war path over it!

Sources tell Hoboken411 that Zimmer exploded in a fit of rage, berating attorneys for the creditors during yesterday’s negotiations and actually accusing them of being “agents for Beth Mason!

If that is the best the Mayor could come up with, perhaps she should distance herself from Nancy Pincus for a while?

Personal hate impedes good impartial governance in Hoboken

Several sources also noted that Zimmer’s hatred for Mason is so apparent that it added much unneeded tension to an already emotionally charged situation. Zimmer seems to be sticking to the Lenz/Soares playbook, which calls for her to avoid working with Mason at all costs. The “First Man” of Hoboken (or is it Worst?), Stan Grossbard-Zimmer, is also said to be leading the continual efforts of the Zimmer “mean machine” to anonymously smear Mason in every way possible. Very unbecoming of a “reform” community like Hoboken, that’s for sure.

The Mayor also sent a memo to the City Council asking them to approve a $5 million bond, so she can try to get the creditors to settle. The Mayor says if the settlement isn’t approved then the Hospital will close by the end of October.

So the question remains, if the City has a month to resolve this why is Zimmer in such a rush for the City Council to bond? Experts tell Hoboken411 this could be for two reasons:

  1. A settlement will likely keep all depositions sealed, especially the extremely embarrassing deposition provide by Zimmer. Got transparency?
  2. HUMC, Holdco has a termination date and will pull out of the sale if this is not resolved before that date. What’s in it for them?

Unfortunately, since Zimmer is arbitrarily disseminating information, the City Council as a whole – is not informed. In fact, it was not too long ago Zimmer urged the City Council to keep out of the process by stating:

“It is important that the public correctly understand the legal framework under which the process is required to be handled, and not be misled that I or the City Council have legal authority which we do not have.”

– Dawn Zimmer – March 4, 2011

Tonight’s City Council meeting is sure to feature fireworks, but probably won’t feature the Mayor unless Juan Melli is there to man the teleprompter to dictate her prepared statement.

See meeting AGENDA and RESOLUTION PACK to find out where the rest of the budget “surplus” is bleeding out to.

Be sure to check back at 7pm for live video stream!

Live Hoboken City Council Meeting: September 21, 2011

Should begin around 7pm.

Enjoy!

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5 Comments on "City Council Meeting: 9/21/2011"

HearditallB4
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HearditallB4

WOW! Is she desparate or what? If this deal was conducted openly and honestly she would not be so irate. Just wonder what came out of yesterday’s tirade, boy what a tangled web we weave when at first we learn to deceive. So Holdco pulls out, P3 is ready to step in so what’s the hype? Tune in tomorrow………………………………..

beej134
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beej134

I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised if there’s some sort of break up fee written into the purchase agreement with the buyer, and I highly doubt it’s a small amount of money. Even if this purchase deal dissolves and the hospital does close, don’t be the least bit surprised if the city is still on the hook for this break up fee along with everything else they’ll be stuck with from the failed transaction.

whineanddineinhob
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whineanddineinhob

The buyer would be a complete fool not to have a break up/default fee written in to the agreement. Remember the public works garage episode? It probably cost them a pretty penny as the contract covered default. Anybody having future dealings with the City will probably have this clause considering their flip/flop record.[quote comment=”210879″]I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised if there’s some sort of break up fee written into the purchase agreement with the buyer, and I highly doubt it’s a small amount of money. Even if this purchase deal dissolves and the hospital does close, don’t be the least bit surprised if the city is still on the hook for this break up fee along with everything else they’ll be stuck with from the failed transaction.[/quote]

whineanddineinhob
Member
whineanddineinhob

Actually, I’m not sure if the PW garage contract covered a default clause, but the City was sued.[quote comment=”210881″]The buyer would be a complete fool not to have a break up/default fee written in to the agreement. Remember the public works garage episode? It probably cost them a pretty penny as the contract covered default. Anybody having future dealings with the City will probably have this clause considering their flip/flop record.[/quote]

whineanddineinhob
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whineanddineinhob

Man—this is the original lady gaga if ever there was one! These episodes of paranoia are continually increasing with each decision her husband makes. LOL. The mirror has 2 faces.

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