Reader Mail: Offended by Mayor Zimmer
Not sure what’s going on these days at City Hall, but something must be in the water, when our current Mayor Dawn Zimmer is pulling out the “big guns” and comparing something like a police department audit to the HOLOCAUST.
This was enough to outrage Hoboken411 reader Louise who writes:
Mayor Zimmer is lazy and offensive!
“I am outraged by Mayor Zimmer’s recent inaction and offensive statements.
We have all given Mayor Zimmer ample time to get settled in City Hall (since August 2009) to showcase her leadership capabilities, unfortunately, she has failed us time and time again.
In early January, Mayor Zimmer said that the Public Safety (Police) AUDIT would be available to local officials and then made public by the end of January.
Once again, Mayor Zimmer is giving us yet another excuse as to why she can’t give us the HPD Audit. In the past, she has blamed former Mayor Dave Roberts and Fiscal Monitor Judy Tripodi for her own broken promises, but now she’s blaming the state, specifically Susan Jacobucci, Director of Division of Local Governments Services. Mayor Zimmer went too far this time. Yesterday at a press conference, Mayor Zimmer compared her inability to get the HPD audit from Jacobucci to the serious plight of Holocaust survivors waiting for a boat and being told “not yet.” I know that Mayor Zimmer could not possibly think that the delay in the audit is a life and death situation so for her to take these exploitative measures and use the Holocaust as a means to garner sympathy for herself as if she was a victim is truly insensitive, egotistical, and offensive.
Dawn Zimmer is not a victim. Instead of sitting in her City Hall office sending out meaningless press releases and holding press conferences attempting to justify her excuses for inaction, she should try doing her job for a change. A true leader would take the bull by the horns, get the hell out of their office chair, drive to Trenton, and using their intelligence and diplomacy, meet with officials and argue their case. A true leader shows relentless strength and the ability to forge and build critical relationships with other officials so that they can lead, govern, and get the job done back home, your home, Hoboken.
Mayor Zimmer, stop constantly making excuses and stop trying to artificially solicit sympathy from your constituents who deserve so much more from you. Here’s an idea: Why don’t you show us Change that Works by leading instead of pandering!
Angry Hoboken Resident,