Hoboken Parks Organization Alert
Vote YES For Parks
See video below, and if you’re interested you can sign up to this site too: www.voteyesforparks.com
They’ll be having a fundraiser on Thursday at the Burgiss Group at 1 Newark St.
See previous update after the Jump.
Below, is an announcement that the Hoboken Parks Organization (HPO) calls “the most important email they have ever sent”. It’s regarding Public Question #5 on the right side of the ballot when you vote in two weeks.
What are your opinions about this question? Read more about it below.
Vote YES for Parks
November 6, 2007 Election
Public Question #5
On November 6, 2007, Hoboken voters will have an opportunity to vote for parks at the same time we vote for our state senate and assembly persons. On the right side of the voting screen will be a series of public questions. The vote for Hoboken parks is Public Question #5
Public Questions #5 will provide an historic opportunity for the residents of Hoboken to determine whether we want to establish a “Hoboken Open Space Trust Fund”. We will vote on whether to reserve and invest a portion of our property taxes to be used exclusively for park land acquisition and park facilities. The City will be prohibited by law from using these Trust Funds for any purpose other than park land acquisition and park facilities.
If we vote to establish the Hoboken Open Space Trust Fund, Hoboken will qualify for millions of dollars in matching grant funds from the State and County governments and private foundations.
The Hoboken Open Space Trust Fund would be supported by an annual levy on owners of Hoboken real property and will not exceed 2 cents per $100 of the assessed value of the real property. Thus, a Hoboken house with a tax assessed value of $200,000 would have an annual levy of $40. That’s about $3 a month to help make Hoboken a greener place for all of us.
Hoboken is fast approaching full build out. Many properties that appear vacant have already received building approvals. If new park land is not acquired now, there will be no land to acquire later. Without investing in new park property, Hoboken residents will continue to feel the crush of cars and condos and Hoboken will continue to rank last in the State in the amount of parkland for its population. Our kids deserve better.”
FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION ON THIS VOTE GO TO: