City Council Meeting – 4/18/2012

Hoboken City Council Meeting of April 18, 2012

Below are the meeting documents for tonight’s city council meeting. A lot of the same topics on the agenda.

However, the city is trying to make spitting on the sidewalk an offense you can get a summons for. I really hate spitting too (it’s the only thing that can make me nauseous), but it may be going too far now! What next, tickets for not tying your shoelaces?

Click here at 7pm to watch live video stream.

9 Responses

  1. Mitch Ultimato says:

    I’d like to see them ticket for throwing cigarette butts on the sidewalk. That’s a really disgusting and un-ecological habit. Those things aren’t exactly biodegradable. They will stay in the environment till long after the smoker is dead from cancer. Smokers are arrogant.

    • HomeTeam says:

      You could bankrupt all of the HPU by just placing an officer outside City Hall when the HPU takes one of their 20-27 entire department cigarette breaks each day.[quote comment=”215132″]I’d like to see them ticket for throwing cigarette butts on the sidewalk. That’s a really disgusting and un-ecological habit. Those things aren’t exactly biodegradable. They will stay in the environment till long after the smoker is dead from cancer. Smokers are arrogant.[/quote]

  2. elainetyger says:

    The last person I saw spitting on the sidewalk was a cop. This should be good.

  3. hobokenj says:

    88k in overtime and 151K in other pay (what is other pay??) in just 2 week period. What a well oiled machine we got going on here.

  4. YouStayCl@ssyHoboken says:

    I’d like to see a anti-leafletting ordinance that prohibits placing handbills or business cards on cars, gates, fences, doors, etc.

    Also, there should be stricter control over how (and when) windows AC units can be installed above public areas like sidewalks, outdoor cafes, etc.

    • briank says:

      I emailed Theresa Castellano last year when I got to my car to find her campaign leaflets all over it. As (I believe) head of the quality of life committee, I found this obnoxious littering especially ironic. Her response was tepid at best, and didn’t address my request to have an ordinance like this looked at. It would be simple- you get one warning via mail/email/phone (whatever contact info you put on the offending leaflet), then next time comes a $1000 fine. If the city can levy $2000 for public drunkenness or urination, $1000 for feeding pigeons, $1000 for an unlicensed dog, this seems reasonable for a mass polluter/litterer. [quote comment=”215140″]I’d like to see a anti-leafletting ordinance that prohibits placing handbills or business cards on cars, gates, fences, doors, etc.Also, there should be stricter control over how (and when) windows AC units can be installed above public areas like sidewalks, outdoor cafes, etc.[/quote]

  5. animal_lover says:

    May I suggest that the council sell sidewalk bricks that state don’t spit?
    Absent a health outbreak it will only serve to alienate those from cultures where it is considered foul to use a hanky. Also it would be a crime investigators joy to catch a perp spitting.

    They should spend time on creating ordinances for actual public health concerns – like BIKES on sidewalks.

    • HomeTeam says:

      The bikes on sidewalks thing has really gotten out of hand, but given that I was nearly knocked over by our own mayor barreling down the sidewalk on her bike last summer, I have little hope that it will be addressed[quote comment=”215141″]May I suggest that the council sell sidewalk bricks that state don’t spit? Absent a health outbreak it will only serve to alienate those from cultures where it is considered foul to use a hanky. Also it would be a crime investigators joy to catch a perp spitting.They should spend time on creating ordinances for actual public health concerns – like BIKES on sidewalks.[/quote]

      • animal_lover says:

        I am afraid you’ll have to leave Zimmer out of this, if you want to discuss safety. Plenty of examples of her lack thereof – one crazy instance, she came into a dog run with no dog to solicit votes for the last counsel election. And one of her patsies ties the family dog to the children’s playground fence leaving the sidewalk blocked.

        A pedestrian does not belong on the road and a bike (“two wheeled vehicle” as defined in NJ 39:4-14.5) does not belong on a sidewalk (except to cross it after first stopping).
        [quote comment=”215144″]The bikes on sidewalks thing has really gotten out of hand, but given that I was nearly knocked over by our own mayor barreling down the sidewalk on her bike last summer, I have little hope that it will be addressed[/quote]

Leave a Reply,