Occhipiniti: Clean the graffiti!

Hoboken Councilman Occhipinti sick of ugly graffiti

Have you ever driven into Hoboken from the south end of town? Isn’t all that graffiti just a disgrace?

4th Ward Councilman Tim Occhipinti thinks so, too – and is seeking a way to get the problem rectified, and has called upon city officials to do something about it. Below is a letter he sent to the Mayor, her Directors and other council colleagues this week.

Not a good welcome into Hoboken

“Directors,

This graffiti is all over the walls of the underpass on Newark Street in the 4th Ward as you enter/exit Hoboken.

I’d like to think that this is one of the “gateways” into Hoboken and this is unacceptable. Graffiti not only lowers property values but this is what visitors and residents see first upon entering our city.

I am not entirely certain whose jurisdiction this falls under so I included Freeholder Romano.

Please work on a corrective action plan to address the graffiti on multiple walls and let me know your course of action to resolve this. I would like you to provide the plan to address this at next week’s council meeting.

Best,
Councilman Occhipinti”

411 Note: No one at City Hall responded to Councilman Occhipinti’s concerns – however, Hudson County Freeholder Anthony Romano did – and said that it is the city’s responsibility (not the County), and in the past, former Mayor Dave Roberts painted over these ugly tags several times. But you can probably bet that Mayor Zimmer would rather hand out raises to her pals than beautify Hoboken…

5 Responses

  1. chacha17 says:

    I don’t mean to sound like and @sshole, but will 4th ward council person Occhipinti also be presenting his “course of action” at the next week’s council meeting too?

    just wondering!!!

  2. ohnoivotedforher says:

    Dear Councilman Occhipiniti,

    What are your recommendations? Have you thought about a grass roots group to clean it up? Have you thought about having some artists paint a mural for free? Just a few items to think about.

    If you publish an event to clean it up, please have it published on Hoboken411, I will help in any way I can.

    Thank you.

    • whineanddineinhob says:

      I think the recommendation he gave was to CLEAN IT UP. According to another member on the council, former mayor Dave Roberts had this done on a pretty regular basis. Looks like it’s in zimmers court for action to paint this eyesore. Here’s a recommendation: Let her use the green paint she’s saving on the line down washington street this year. They’ll still be some leftover to do it again 3 times this year.[quote comment=”213440″]Dear Councilman Occhipiniti,What are your recommendations? Have you thought about a grass roots group to clean it up? Have you thought about having some artists paint a mural for free? Just a few items to think about.If you publish an event to clean it up, please have it published on Hoboken411, I will help in any way I can.Thank you.[/quote]

  3. Owen_A_Jase says:

    Councilman Occhipinti is one of the most polarizing figures I have ever come into contact with. I think he prefers to here himself speak rather than offer any real constructive feedback or solutions. On a regular basis I find him speak in a condescending tone to both members of the council and the public. I have had the pleasure to listen to him at subcommittee meetings and at regular council meetings and have been shocked by his total lack of respect and his arrogance. This is yet another example of him pointing the finger in an attempt to draw attention to someone’s eles’s failures when he should be offering up productive dialogue in an attempt to fix a problem. I am looking forward to his term as a council member to come to an end. He is totally useless and just creates angst…and certainly doesn’t provide an sort of leadership.

  4. whineanddineinhob says:

    LMAO. Evidently you’re a zimmerette who doesn’t live in the 4th ward. Otherwise you wouldn’t care about his attitude as long as things got done. And if you DO live in the 4th, how can you possible bitch when what you had before (zimmer and lenz) did nothing. Keep marching to the queens beat—left, right, left, right, left, right.

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