What happened to “reform” in Hoboken?

Democracy has Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer running scared!

Wednesday night, February 1, 2012 will go down in history as “the City Council meeting that never was,” because Carol Marsh and Peter Cunningham decided to flee like sissy-girls from the Council meeting.

Did YOU vote for political trickery and games in Hoboken?

Recently, the State of New Jersey passed legislation that allows municipalities to move Board of Education elections from April to November.

This legislation allows for elections to be moved if the City Council or Board of Education commissioners vote to move it – or for a public question to be placed on the ballot to let the people decide whether or not to move the election.

What most people don’t know – is that if the elections are moved to November – voters will not have a chance to vote on the school budget if it is not increased by more than 2%.

Critics of this measure say that most school boards will increase the budget 2% whether they need the money or not simply because voters cannot stop them from doing so.

Last year, Hoboken’s school budget was pushing $58 million property taxpayer dollars. Your money.

Under this new law, the BOE can increase the budget by over $1 million dollars a year – without you having a say in the matter. Do you know what a million bucks is? Free money for the cronies!

Hoboken Council members Theresa Castellano and Michael Russo added a resolution to the agenda this week – calling for the matter to be decided by the people in the form of a public question in November.

When Council members Marsh and Cunningham realized they did not have the majority of votes they chose to flee the meeting instead of voting on the matter! This was done despite students from Stevens being there as part of a class project – and schlepped to the meeting for recognition.

It appears Mayor Dawn Zimmer is afraid of elections these days, and after having a majority of Hoboken vote against her chosen candidates – she very well should be.

Marsh hides in Mayor’s Office while Cunningham heads for the restroom

After making their escape from Council chambers, Carol Marsh headed upstairs the “hide out” in the Mayor’s office like some juvenile “little sister.”

Meanwhile Illegal Parker Peter Cunningham ran off towards the restroom before leaving the building without coming back for his jacket. Shortly after, Zimmer fled City Hall with Hoboken’s Public Safety Director acting as her “body guard” by pushing her through a crowd of residents who only wanted answers as to why she canceled the meeting.

At the end of it all, the Mayor and “rubber stamps” on the City Council will move the Board of Education elections to November without allowing the public to vote on it.

Sad that these non-independent puppets just do what they’re told – rather than act as free-thinkers for the betterment of our community. How is it that some individuals are so weak-willed and easily manipulated? More importantly – how is it that the voting public allows this to happen? What is wrong with our society? Are you more concerned with some graphic bits of data on Facebook than real life?

But sooner or later – May 14, 2013 to be exact – Zimmer will undoubtedly have to answer to the people of Hoboken. She can run, or ride her bike – but she cannot hide from Democracy.

Top 5 things Carol Marsh did while hiding in the Mayor’s Office

  1. Dialed 867-5309 and asked for Jenny
  2. Wondered aloud why Tony Soares won’t root for The Giants in the Super Bowl
  3. Paged Wendy over the intercom
  4. Put her feet up on Dawn’s desk while saying “now about Michael Lenz for Business Administrator…”
  5. Hid under the desk when a deep booming voice said “pay no attention the that Stan – I mean man – behind the curtain!”

Top 5 reasons Cunningham fled towards the restroom

  1. Tony Soares needed to be “cared for” after a “personal moment.”
  2. The Hoboken Police were ticketing him for parking in an intersection… again
  3. He heard a house fell on murder-lover Nancy Pincus… but then he realized it was just Lenz
  4. His cell phone began to vibrate in his front pocket and it was simply too much excitement to handle (was definitely not his wife!)
  5. Wanted to pop his collar and show the Jersey Shore fans outside his new haircut… JAGER BOMBS!
    (note – NSFW)

NEVER forget – they work for YOU – not “Kings of the land!”

Have a nice weekend everyone – and NEVER stop watching publicly funded CIVIL SERVANTS.

Because the minute you treat them like “your friends,” is the minute they’re ready to pounce on you and your money. Heck, some people out there would even kill their family members for insurance money – so watch your back!!

Have a great weekend – and go NY Giants!

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6 Comments on "What happened to “reform” in Hoboken?"

willow
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willow

I agree Hoboken needs the revenue. They can set guidelines for what will and won’t be tolerated. Its ridiculous that the mayor has this kind of power. Let the people vote.

Homeontherange
Member
Homeontherange

Seems to me the Mayor & her Council supporters behave as spoiled children when they can’t get their way.. If they walk out then they need to stay out!! Am wondering if council members Castelano, Mason, Occhipinti or Russo did that would the Zimmer supporters march on their homes & threaten their families as with the former Mayor? Not in favor of any reality shows in town, but if you allow one you open the door for others. Seems to me this Mayor draws lines like a dictator & the People have no say, and if they do they change election dates?? Where are the voters rights??? Petitions to remove them all & put it on the ballot no matter when the next election is!![quote comment=”213756″]I agree Hoboken needs the revenue. They can set guidelines for what will and won’t be tolerated. Its ridiculous that the mayor has this kind of power. Let the people vote.[/quote]

wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1

home on the range..Remember the zimmeretts bitching about culture of corruption and that temperence league reformer tearing down signs? Remember the bitching and moaning over homeowners tax? A full tummy never barks..Today that person is bringing more pioneers into the city through real estate..deals..Do you think the reformers with well rounded educations see the trees for the forest in refrence to the silly game of hookey at the council meeting? Do you think a millionarie is really concerned about Hoboken? It’s an ego trip .Had not Peter did a dumb thing three years ago this person would be persona non gratta today..You vote em in and can vote em out..time takes time..[quote comment=”213767″]Seems to me the Mayor & her Council supporters behave as spoiled children when they can’t get their way.. If they walk out then they need to stay out!! Am wondering if council members Castelano, Mason, Occhipinti or Russo did that would the Zimmer supporters march on their homes & threaten their families as with the former Mayor? Not in favor of any reality shows in town, but if you allow one you open the door for others. Seems to me this Mayor draws lines like a dictator & the People have no say, and if they do they change election dates?? Where are the voters rights??? Petitions to remove them all & put it on the ballot no matter when the next election is!![/quote]

ohnoivotedforher
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ohnoivotedforher

I am not sure what the spin off of reality show Jersey Shore has to do with reform in politics.

We elect council members in each district and at large to handle the responsibility of town government.

There is no reason to run, there are legal and responsible ways to delay a vote in the rules of order.

It is an embarrassment council members would leave in front of their constituents and students from any school studying government process.

The children of Hoboken are without playing fields for several years now, seniors have a run down center, the water front is still crumbling. Our public safety departments are well understaffed and the equipment is old.

Our environmental safety department is the only department that seems to be okay. Mostly because of some veteran workers who live in Hoboken, like Rocco, Ernie, Nick and others.

PS How much revenue does a #1 rated show bring to Hoboken. If the spinoff generates half the money Cake Boss does we should allow it.

Jaime C – I’m ready if you need new blood.

NorthKrissy
Member
NorthKrissy

Well I’m glad those realty sluts aren’t coming to town.

camel2
Member
camel2

Amateur politics. Dawn must lie in bed at night, hating her life, asking why is she a puppet, wishing she had her old life back.

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