Ian Sacs to head “new” HPU
New parking and traffic guy
It was announced today that Hoboken has a new man to head the Hoboken Parking Utility, along with new responsibilities and a new title: Transportation and Parking Utility.
Ian Sacs (Facebook, Website) – was chosen by acting Mayor Dawn Zimmer to take on the newly expanded department – which now supposedly includes traffic flow and congestion. I’d sure be interested how traffic will be alleviated outside of preventing cars from entering Hoboken (or building a highway around it) – but I remain optimistic nonetheless.
Some folks I speak with say that despite his “engineering degree,” this appointment is “payback” for helping Zimmer on her recent campaign. While others think that the salary is too high (why not $50k?)
Statement from City Hall
Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer announced today that she has selected Ian Sacs to head the Hoboken Transportation and Parking Utility. Zimmer is asking the City Council to rename and expand the function of the Hoboken Parking Utility to make clear that transportation and parking are related issues that will be addressed in an integrated manner in her administration.
Zimmer chose Sacs because he is an experienced and accomplished transportation professional who can bring cutting edge solutions to the City’s traffic and parking problems. He has managed, planned and analyzed many different kinds of transportation projects. Sacs received his Masters of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Tennessee and his Bachelor of Science in Civil & Environmental Engineering from Florida International University.
“I am thrilled to bring Ian Sacs on board,” Mayor Zimmer said. “He brings the expertise and new ideas we need to reduce traffic congestion, to make Hoboken a safer place to walk, bike and drive, and to improve the parking situation.”
Sacs comes to the City of Hoboken from Langan Engineering, where he served as Project Manager. In his role there, he worked to improve parking and pedestrian safety, among other responsibilities.
Sacs’ responsibilities will include the upcoming restoration of the cross-town bus, engineering traffic flow in the city, and addressing our parking problems.
Sac’s salary will be $103,500. Former Parking Utility Director John Correa, whose salary had been $114,265, has been offered the opportunity to join the Environmental Services team at a reduced salary of $50,000.
Oh – and for you Democrats – it seems that Sacs isn’t too fond of Obama either (from Facebook):