Labruno hates 411
I’m a private citizen not elected to serve the Hoboken residents and taxpayers. I’ve simply provided a site and a forum (for free) with news and discussion about Hoboken and everything that goes on inside it.
However, at last weeks budget hearings, local taxpayer Halley honestly expresses herself about her concerns, feelings, and opinions about what the Hoboken city government could do better. She cited that she gets much of her information from Hoboken411.com (as well as public speakers at council meetings). Rightly so Halley!
After her session, at-large councilwoman Terry Labruno “gets offended” that 411 was mentioned, and that we’re (collectively) just a bunch of people “talking on the internet” (I’ll “tell” her an email later). She was also incessant that she “hadn’t eaten all day”. Boo friggin Hoo!
I’m not sure what era Ms. Labruno comes from, and she may quite possibly think that “the internet is just a fad”, but here’s a news flash: The days of secrecy and “getting away with” irresponsible governing are over. Technology has finally enabled the masses to communicate in ways never before imagined (except in the worst nightmares of corrupt officials). The racket is over.
The public in Hoboken now has a voice other than the (grossly edited) “letters” section of the local fish-wraps. Tens of thousands of voices are now being heard, and the city does not know how to handle it. It seems as if they’re in permanent “damage control” mode. Good for us!
In less than two years, we’ll have the opportunity to finally make some substantial change in this town. Out with the old, in with the new.
Keep building new condos, please! More voters willing to make a bonafide difference. We’ll handle the traffic, parking and all other issues later. We have the patience to deal with inept government for a little while longer. We’re chipping away, believe me!
Here’s the video where you can see how Labruno (claiming starvation) gets confrontational with the Hoboken taxpayer for supporting the lone entity (me) working 20 hours a day to fill the informational vacuum she helped create: