Council Meeting: 8/24/2011
Zimmer: Your tax dollars will fund Hoboken “planned parenthood”
Buried deep in the 400+ page resolution pack for today’s Hoboken City Council meeting, is a resolution that the Hoboken Republicans found questionable, considering that it may overstep the governments boundaries concerning moral and ethical rights of many. Read on…
Local Money for Family Planning?
Council to Vote Tonight
Like Planned Parenthood, Hoboken Family Planning is a Title X entity that was recently defunded by Gov. Christie. Now Mayor Zimmer wants to step in with local taxpayer dollars. Pro-life activists across the state have taken notice of Zimmer’s proposal, fearing that other pro-choice mayors will follow suit.
Today, New Jersey Right to Life roundly denounced this proposed use of local taxpayer money. And they are right to do so, for it would compel our city’s pro-lifers and social conservatives to pay for activities they consider immoral.
It seems to us, however, that even pro-choicers might consider this a needless expenditure of municipal resources—particularly in the face of persistently high local taxes. Whether for moral or fiscal reasons, the council should vote down this spending request.”
Video of tonight’s meeting starts at 7pm (below.)
Hoboken 8/24/2011 City Council Live Streaming Video
Hoboken City Council Meeting of August 24, 2011
Another Hoboken City Council meeting tonight. Some quick points:
- If you were to print the resolutions this week – you’d need nearly A REAM of paper (and probably new ink or toner). Wow. Not a good example of an efficient government entity at work.
- Wondering why you didn’t get a tax cut? Instead of capable city employees with modest annual salaries – there are millions in LEGAL CONTRACTS.
- It’s a shame that the city shelled out like $20,000 for advertising important stuff buried in the bowels of the hardly read newspapers. How many potholes can you fix for 20 grand?
Review the meeting documents below and swing back at 7pm for live video stream.