City Council Meeting – 2/15/2012

Hoboken City Council Meeting of February 15, 2012

Below are the meeting documents for tonight’s city council meeting: Gobs of legal contract extensions (including Pay to Play violators) and the Hoboken Lunch Truck debacle is back on the agenda.

And the city will try and respond to the Hoboken Lepre-con Drunk-fest on March 3rd (which now has close to 13,000 confirmed attendees). The magic solution here is to change bar opening hours from 6am to 11am. A whopping five hours. As if people can’t buy alcohol in advance, or from surrounding cities?

Interesting side note – the Hoboken Hospitality Committee met earlier this week, and almost all bars in town already agreed to all open at 11am, but the city is still moving forward with an “official” ordinance to literally FORCE bars to do what they’ve already come forward and volunteered to do. A purely political stunt to make it appear to constituents that the city council was the one to deserve “credit” for for said change. And who says Hoboken doesn’t have a drama program?

I personally hope that the pseudo St. Patty’s event turns out to be a non-event – and no one gets hurt, nothing is damaged, and everyone is jovial and in loving spirits. We’ll see what happens!

Click here at 7pm to watch live video stream.

Hoboken NJ City Council meeting of February 15 2012

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Saturday, February 18, 2012 9:14 am

..almost all bars in town already agreed to all open at 11am, but the city is still moving forward with an “official” ordinance to literally FORCE bars to do..
ALMOST is not quite the same as ALL. So the ordinance is to ensure that the irresponsible bars that want to open before 11am can’t.

I’d guess the responsible bars would welcome the ordinance, as it stops the irresponsible bars ‘stealing’ their customers.

All in all, a good ordinance.

Potentially there will be 13,349 Hoboken Lepre-Con ‘wannabee drunks’ wandering the streets at 9am with no where to drink for several hours. At least the delis should do well.

Thursday, February 16, 2012 7:35 am

Here’s a suggestion— whoever is in charge of the audio for the council meetings in City Hall, should be sent to Wallace School to see how the Board of Education is set up to handle it’s meetings. Every meeting of the BOE comes across loud and clear on Ch77, whether it’s the members or the public. Tried watching the “live” meeting last night and found it frustrating how many times the audio shut down. Could it possibly be another tactic of this crazed administration to keep the public in the dark from seeing these meetings from home? It wouldn’t surprise me. If not, then prove it, by clearing the damn thing up!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 11:57 am

Smart move…Instead of having people in the bars they will all pregame at their homes for cheap and then wander the streets to get to the bar for 11am.

How does this do anything to control the issue which seems to be residents’ concerns about their property. So instead of people being in Bar we are pushing them into residential property. Well thought out.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 11:11 am

Have an open bet with a friend that this non-parade day will be marred with very bad news. Hoboken will once again be in the headlines.

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