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Hoboken City Council Meeting 10/15/2014

Hoboken City Council Meeting of October 15, 2014

Inspect Hoboken City Council meeting documents below – and click here at 7:00pm to watch live video stream.

  • Up again this week is the $5 million LOAN the city wants for MORE robotic parking pay stations! Circling the drain, I tell ya!
  • (Your) “Pocket Money”: $170k to spruce up a local fire house, $150k for a planner to draw pictures of trees on First Street, and $70k for a planner to make drawings of what “redevelopment” would look like in NW Hoboken.
  • And another quarter million bucks for lawyers. Maybe if the city was competent, we wouldn’t need ANY lawyers. But that, sadly, is not the case…

Hoboken City Council Meeting October 15 2014 NJ

Hoboken City Council Documents for October 15, 2014

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Hoboken City Council Meeting 10/1/2014

Hoboken City Council Meeting of October 1, 2014

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  • Bust out the CREDIT CARD again! The city wants to BORROW $5 million for MORE robotic parking pay stations! What the hell? At this rate everyone in NJ will have had their car ticketed in Hoboken.
  • Some good news – certain members of the council want to BAN red light cameras. We agree. Fuck big brother!
  • And tons of other “municipal mush,” including progressive rubbish about “transit villages,” “safe streets” and “bikeways.” In case you haven’t woken up yet, those buzzwords are just code for “more government control” and crony contracts.

Hoboken City Council Meeting October 1 2014 NJ

Hoboken City Council Documents for October 1, 2014

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Hoboken City Council Meeting 9/17/2014

Hoboken City Council Meeting of September 17, 2014

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  • Wow, in addition to oodles of legal bullshit, now the city is spending half a million dollars for a contractor to “oversee” goings on in the SW part of town? Isn’t that what the God-damn city is supposed to do? Does Dawn outsource her bathroom breaks too? Horrible.
  • $300k for Pier C Park rehabilitation? Didn’t it just get rebuilt?
  • And all the usual city trickery…

Hoboken City Council Meeting September 17 2014 NJ

Hoboken City Council Documents for September 17, 2014

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Block the box? Every day!

Fugheddaboutit! Cars Block the Box DAILY in Hoboken

We like going to Jersey City every now and then. Whether it’s for the cheap (all cash) gas station outside the Holland Tunnel, picking up some apartment essentials at Home Depot, or visiting the Hamilton Park area.

But almost every time we try to exit town from the south – the two intersections on Monroe Street between Observer and Newark are always in a state of “clusterfuck.”

They’ve tried “block the box” enforcement to no avail. And especially since they installed that traffic light at Jackson and Newark – the backlog up to Monroe is now the chief offender. Cars in the middle of the intersection, and the worst is cars making turns not allowed in their lane in order to sneak ahead of other cars who abide the directions on the signs.

See? The more “controls” they try to impose – the worse it becomes… So what do traffic engineers do other than propose pie-in-the-sky solutions that work only in absolute PERFECT conditions?

Block the box intersection headaches in Hoboken NJ

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Hoboken City Council Meeting 9/3/2014

Hoboken City Council Meeting of September 3, 2014

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“Back to School” for the Hoboken City Council, as after the summer the meetings go back to the twice-monthly format.

  • Defense against gentrification. With rising property taxes pushing the true character out of Hoboken, two council members want to entertain a tax-exempt scenario that Philadelphia is using for long-term property owners (10+ years).
  • Remember the dog park upgrades from yesterday? Well, the contractor wants even more money. Haha!
  • Hurricane Sandy still being mentioned. This time to the tune of a hundred grand.
  • Yikes – new peewee league “batting cages” cost a couple hundred thousand dollars?
  • The city wants to try out a “valet parking” concession to minimize street parking issues.
  • Looks like the “hut” down at Sinatra Park is finally getting a tenant who wants to pay the $60k a year rent – Queen Margherita, an Italian Restaurant who has a location in Nutley, NJ.
  • And all the usual city nonsense…

Hoboken City Council Meeting September 3 2014 NJ

Hoboken City Council Documents for September 3, 2014

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Hoboken City Council Meeting 8/6/2014

Hoboken City Council Meeting of August 6, 2014

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The only official council meeting for the month of August 2014 is lengthy, and contains items such as:

  • Hundreds of thousands of dollars to be doled out for “disgruntled former city employees.” Gotta love the way Zimmer and crew are efficient at creating such a positive work environment.
  • New friends of the “Mayor” members appointed to various municipal boards.
  • Wow, handing out “free money” (100′s of thousands of YOUR property tax dollars) to various “charitable” organizations, (day care centers, etc.) Isn’t it your job to decide what charities to support?.
  • And super wow – the City of Hoboken now wants to decree that IT has the right to tell YOU what dog collar YOU can buy for your dog? (see LAST 3 pages of resolution pack below).
  • And all the usual city nonsense…

Hoboken City Council Meeting August 6 2014 NJ

Hoboken City Council Documents for August 6, 2014

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