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Hoboken City Council Meeting 4/15/2015

Hoboken City Council Meeting of April 15, 2015

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Relatively boring (and most likely quick) meeting this week. But a few items of note:

  • Once again, the Hoboken Municipal Court reported “collections” of over $450,000 just in the month of March 2015 alone. You call it “collecting,” no one seems to mind, no one seems to care. They’ll never call it what it really is, “theft via coercion.” Doublespeak at it’s finest!
  • It begins. The “padding” of a contract for some developer regarding that microscopic “park” they want to (try and) build downtown. Now pushing half a million bucks for what? A few drawings? Underground water tanks when we have a massive river steps away? What’s the Vegas line on this? And why does our spineless, pushover administration ALLOW contractors to constantly ask for (and get) more money than originally agreed?
  • And another $40k for “patch management,” which also means “press releases about potholes being filled, while the rate of kidney stones in Hoboken continue to rise.”

Hoboken City Council Meeting April 15 NJ

Hoboken City Council Documents for April 15, 2015

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Hoboken City Council Meeting 4/1/2015

Hoboken City Council Meeting of April 1, 2015

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Again this week – the city is spending millions of taxpayer dollars on EXTERNAL services like legal contracts, professional planners and other things that could easily be done in-house for a lot less.

Also on the agenda is the city meddling with private property once again, more propaganda regarding the “park” in the 4th Ward which has shrunk to the size of a postage stamp (so much for campaign “promises”) and that lawyer Paul Condon gets more money from the city. Ever connect the dots?

Hoboken City Council Meeting April 1 NJ

Hoboken City Council Documents for April 1, 2015

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Hoboken City Council Meeting 3/18/2015

Hoboken City Council Meeting of March 18, 2015

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What’s going on this week? Hmmm – the municipal tax collector reported that she received over $30 MILLION dollars from property owners last month. 30 frickin’ million bucks. What are they doing with that cash?

Additionally – the municipal court got nearly $400k in “receipts.” (Translation: Pick-pocketed from people who would have used that money to support local businesses.)

Plus, $100k to a company for “upgrading” the parking meter “software.” I’d laugh if some tech-wizard figured out a way to “zap” those meters out of commission. Too much more money going out to list. Read the documents and ask yourself if all that “redirecting” of your cash is something that you approve of (and if there are more sensible ways to manage a city.)

Hoboken City Council Meeting March 18 NJ

Hoboken City Council Documents for March 18, 2015

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Hoboken City Council Meeting 3/4/2015

Hoboken City Council Meeting of March 4, 2015

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What’s on tap this week? Well – they want to siphon more money from drivers who live in and visit Hoboken. Plus, a couple million bucks for paving that will last a year, maybe two. More legal mumbo jumbo (contracts), Pier A Park in disrepair, and three quarters of a million in “tax appeal refunds.”

Hoboken City Council Meeting March 4 NJ

Hoboken City Council Documents for March 4, 2015

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Hoboken City Council Meeting 2/18/2015

Hoboken City Council Meeting of February 18, 2015

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Yikes – city appears to want to borrow another $20 million bucks above and beyond the “budget” to put in their coffers. As well as hundreds of thousands of dollars for “auto parts” and office supplies. WTF are they doing at city hall? Fixing their own cars and “making copies?”

Hoboken City Council Meeting February 18 NJ

Hoboken City Council Documents for February 18, 2015

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Hoboken City Council Meeting 2/3/2015

Hoboken City Council Meeting of February 3, 2015

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Once again, hundreds of thousands of property taxpayer dollars for legal contracts. What exactly do the actual “employees” of the city do anyway if they need to dole out gobs of cash to external contractors?

Hoboken City Council Meeting February 3 NJ

Hoboken City Council Documents for February 3, 2015

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