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Hoboken City Council Meeting 11/17/2014

Hoboken City Council Meeting of November 17, 2014

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

The unusual Monday meeting is because the city will partying it up down in fledgling Atlantic City this week for the annual NJ League of Municipalities “conference.”

If you take a look at the event guide – it looks more like a conference on how to extract money from the constituents. Although there appear to be some sensible topics, all of them are about tightening their hold on ordinary citizens, and none about how to REDUCE the size of government. Sad.

Anyway, with all attention Hoboken has received in the past few years (especially Hurricane Sandy), you’d think they’d be experts at something. Perhaps running one of the dozens of “sessions.” But I guess our city (or administration) doesn’t carry much clout these days. Mere spectators in a state full of professionals, I guess.

If anyone sees any Hoboken officials acting inappropriately down there – please be sure to snap photos!

Hoboken City Council Meeting November 17 NJ

Hoboken City Council Documents for November 17, 2014

The council meeting documents were not available online on Friday (doesn’t that violate the Open Public Meetings Act?)

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Hoboken City Council Meeting 11/5/2014

Hoboken City Council Meeting of November 5, 2014

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

  • Congrats to Ken Ferrante for being appointed Hoboken Chief of Police. Good guy! Hopefully he doesn’t ass-kiss the administration!
  • And of course, thousands of property-taxpayer bucks for lawyers, etc.
  • Jump for joy. 27 new bike racks to clog sidewalks being deployed throughout the city.
  • Hoboken is also getting involved with the whole ebola quarantine racket as well…

Hoboken City Council Meeting November 5 NJ

Hoboken City Council Documents for November 5, 2014

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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

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

  • 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

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

  • 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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