Candidates’ Forums

Press release. See which ward you live in HERE.

Issues discussed:

  • Flooding
  • Parks
  • City Budget Deficit
  • Pedestrian Safety
  • Development
  • Parking

Next Week, Hoboken voters will have the opportunity to hear directly from the candidates running for the six ward seats on the City Council in the May 8 ward council election. Two moderated candidates’ forums have been scheduled by co-sponsors People for Open Government and the Hoboken Quality of Life Coalition.

Written questions will be solicited from the audience.

Both events will be moderated by TV reporter and anchorman, Bob Bowdon. Mr. Bowdon’s on-camera reporting encompasses interviews with personalities such as Donald Trump and Martha Stewart as well as six years of TV work with Bloomberg News. He has been a Hoboken resident for 17 years.

People for Open Government and the Hoboken Quality of Life Coalition are non-profit, non-partisan citizen organizations that have been active in Hoboken during the last decade. POG succeeded in obtaining passage of anti-pay-to-play legislation as well as ordinances requiring electronic access to local government documents including minutes of council meetings. POG produced a package of ordinances which ultimately became law. The ordinances include those requiring competitively negotiated professional contracts and developer contribution disclosures.

The QLC has actively supported POG initiatives and led the successful efforts to prevent construction of the Devils hockey arena in southern Hoboken, was instrumental in forging the western alignment of the Light Rail route in Hoboken, and with several other groups fought the early battles to secure 1600 Park Avenue as designated parkland. It is currently working with Hoboken Heritage regarding the future use of the Holy Innocents site on Sixth Street.

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Wednesday, May 2, 2007 8:48 am


The 2 cadidates forums are being aired on channel 78. They are back to back and will repeat until the 3rd of May, 7pm. If we can, we will try to continue to show the forum untill the election.


Monday, April 30, 2007 10:03 am

Any update on wheter this is going to be televisied or streamed via 411? I may not be able to make it tonight and I want to hear what everyone has to say. Any info is appreciated, thanks.

Thursday, April 26, 2007 4:41 pm

I have been to past forums for candidates in town. What I have seen is that people are offered pencil and paper upon arrival then the questions were collected by a moderator. Given time constraints, select questions were posed to the candidates. I don’t know if this is the plan for Monday, but it could be likely.

Thursday, April 26, 2007 3:20 pm

OK, so can we get back to the orginal question? How do we got about submitting “written” questions that will be answered at the forum?

Thursday, April 26, 2007 9:36 am

(Cue Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World”)

C’mon Danzig – you know how we got to this point: a lot of people don’t give a crap. As long as they have their GAP, their nail salons, and every possible opportunity to scream “LOOK AT ME! LOOK AT ME!” the neighborhood (not to mention the entire country) can go to hell as far as they’re concerned. Then they have the audacity to show up and bitch how everything’s going wrong.

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