Hoboken Parks Organization Alert

10/30/2007:

Vote YES For Parks

See video below, and if you’re interested you can sign up to this site too: www.voteyesforparks.com

They’ll be having a fundraiser on Thursday at the Burgiss Group at 1 Newark St.

See previous update after the Jump.

10/22/2007:

Below, is an announcement that the Hoboken Parks Organization (HPO) calls “the most important email they have ever sent”. It’s regarding Public Question #5 on the right side of the ballot when you vote in two weeks.

What are your opinions about this question? Read more about it below.

Vote YES for Parks

November 6, 2007 Election
Public Question #5

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On November 6, 2007, Hoboken voters will have an opportunity to vote for parks at the same time we vote for our state senate and assembly persons. On the right side of the voting screen will be a series of public questions. The vote for Hoboken parks is Public Question #5

Public Questions #5 will provide an historic opportunity for the residents of Hoboken to determine whether we want to establish a “Hoboken Open Space Trust Fund”. We will vote on whether to reserve and invest a portion of our property taxes to be used exclusively for park land acquisition and park facilities. The City will be prohibited by law from using these Trust Funds for any purpose other than park land acquisition and park facilities.

If we vote to establish the Hoboken Open Space Trust Fund, Hoboken will qualify for millions of dollars in matching grant funds from the State and County governments and private foundations.

The Hoboken Open Space Trust Fund would be supported by an annual levy on owners of Hoboken real property and will not exceed 2 cents per $100 of the assessed value of the real property. Thus, a Hoboken house with a tax assessed value of $200,000 would have an annual levy of $40. That’s about $3 a month to help make Hoboken a greener place for all of us.

Hoboken is fast approaching full build out. Many properties that appear vacant have already received building approvals. If new park land is not acquired now, there will be no land to acquire later. Without investing in new park property, Hoboken residents will continue to feel the crush of cars and condos and Hoboken will continue to rank last in the State in the amount of parkland for its population. Our kids deserve better.”

FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION ON THIS VOTE GO TO:
http://www.hobokenparks.org/wp-content/uploads/2007/10/hpo-referendum-faq.pdf

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138 Comments on "Hoboken Parks Organization Alert"


Westful
Member
8 years 10 months ago

right one, I meant.

Westful
Member
8 years 10 months ago

[quote comment=”52141″]Good first step – still a lot of work to be done on this subject.

Gonna shoot off an email to my rep to keep the pressure on.[/quote]
My rep is the park-phobic Russo. But your approach is the right on – can’t hurt to push the issue.

Westful
Member
8 years 10 months ago

[quote comment=”52139″]Not a peep on this topic today?

The Open Space question appears to have passed, according to:
http://www.hudsoncountyclerk.org/cgi-bin/election.pl

I say this is cause to celebrate![/quote]
Well… I think my son deserves MOST of the credit.

Thanks for helping him get set up yesterday. I couldn’t get out of the 4th to save my life. He’s had his share of Little League games ending at 10pm on school nights and really wanted to see it passed.

ron mexico
Member
ron mexico
8 years 10 months ago

Good first step – still a lot of work to be done on this subject.

Gonna shoot off an email to my rep to keep the pressure on.

We need to make this binding (don’t believe the ballot did that) and set good governance on what the funds can be used for.

KenOn10
Member
KenOn10
8 years 10 months ago

Not a peep on this topic today?

The Open Space question appears to have passed, according to:
http://www.hudsoncountyclerk.org/cgi-bin/election.pl

I say this is cause to celebrate!

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