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Hoboken City Council Meeting 8/6/2014

Hoboken City Council Meeting of August 6, 2014

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

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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Hoboken City Council Meeting 7/9/2014

Hoboken City Council Meeting of July 9, 2014

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

Good news! This is the one and only official council meeting for the month of July! Same goes for August! Here’s what you’re not paying attention to:

  • A couple hundred grand for surveillance equipment! What? To keep an eye on the Mayor? Or lunatic criminals? Nope – because of the Andrew Jarzyk jumper tragedy.
  • Almost 2 mil credit card bonding for paving.
  • And all the usual city stuff…

Hoboken City Council Meeting July 9 2014 NJ

Hoboken City Council Documents for July 9, 2014

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Hoboken City Council Meeting 6/18/2014

Hoboken City Council Meeting of June 5, 2014

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Besides the usual “money doling,” here’s a few noteworthy items:

  • A quarter of a mil for “records management” for the Police Dept. Still won’t help you with your OPRA requests.
  • A couple hundred grand MORE for the Mayor’s favorite contractor, Boswell Engineering.
  • $50g’s for a fingerprint reader. More invasion of privacy and tracking for everyone!
  • Almost 2 mil credit card bonding for paving.
  • The typical city stuff, like workers comp settlements, budgets, etc.

Hoboken City Council Meeting June 18 2014 NJ

Hoboken City Council Documents for June 18, 2014

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Hoboken City Council Meeting 6/5/2014

Hoboken City Council Meeting of June 5, 2014

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

Besides political grandstanding, here’s a few noteworthy items:

  • Despite the city “winning” a proposal for hundreds of millions of dollars in (public funds) for “sustainable flood mitigation” or whatever buzzwords you want to use – and after decades of traffic-snarling construction and redirection of (other people’s) money into the hands of select contractors – Hoboken will still flood. But it sure sounds good now, doesn’t it? Haha!
  • Same old stuff, like workers comp settlements, emergency appropriations, et. al.

Hoboken City Council Meeting June 5 2014 NJ

Hoboken City Council Documents for June 5, 2014

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Hoboken City Council Meeting 5/21/2014

Hoboken City Council Meeting of May 21, 2014

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

More of the same this week. Here’s a few noteworthy items:

  • The city wants to put $2 million on the credit card for paving. Paving that will turn into massive potholes within weeks. Also, what happened to cities having surpluses? Oh yeah, those went to RAISES for administration cronies, useless coffee gophers and bike racks. Whoops!
  • Have $200k laying around? Sure! Let’s spend it on a “Washington Street Study.” That’s right. Nearly a quarter of a million dollars to pay some graphic designer to make fancy diagrams of bike lanes. Then 10 people “show up” (i.e., friends of the Mayor – certain “bike advocate puppets”) for “public meetings” to spend more property taxpayer bucks on stuff that truly isn’t NEEDED. What’s needed? Fix the plumbing, power grid, parking situation. “Nice streets” are cherries on the cake. We have NO cake yet.
  • And did you know that “Mayor” Zimmer defaulted on a lawsuit against her? I guess the “magic wand” to wish things just “went away” didn’t work this time. Wonder what she has up her sleeve?

Hoboken City Council Meeting May 21 2014 NJ

Hoboken City Council Documents for May 21, 2014

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Hoboken City Council Meeting 5/7/2014

Hoboken City Council Meeting of May 7, 2014

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

More of the same this week. Here’s a few noteworthy items:

  • The city is meddling with the much-desired-by-parents Charter Schools (including wasting property taxpayer funds in a fruitless lawsuit). Some council members want them to drop the case. (This of course, gets dropped to practically the end of the meeting – by design.)
  • City wants to borrow $2 million to “re-surface” some roads. Doesn’t sound too bad, but this doesn’t include a formidable plan to prevent rapid deterioration of said freshly paved roads within a matter of months.
  • And of course the city can’t “live within its means” and needs “emergency appropriations” once again. Doesn’t matter who’s running the show – this happens all the time. (Translation: Governments big and small over-reach and over-spend – always.)

Hoboken City Council Meeting May 7 2014 NJ

Hoboken City Council Documents for May 7, 2014

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