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4th ward candidate Rami Pinchevsky on Mayor’s Park Bond Ordinance

Rami for Council announces:



STATEMENT FROM 4th WARD COUNCIL CANDIDATE RAMI PINCHEVSKY ON PARKS

Mayor Dawn Zimmer’s $20 million park acquisition bond ordinance unanimously passed the City Council at last night’s meeting to thunderous applause, and as a 4th Ward resident, I could not be happier.

However, it is disheartening that the public needed to get so riled up in the first place. The fact is that many of our elected representatives were not acting in the best interest of their constituents when they voted against this parks plan. Fortunately, the public was able to pressure those 4 members to change their minds over the past two weeks, but we should not forget their political grandstanding which jeopardized this important ordinance.

I have been a long-time advocate of additional parks in Hoboken. My first involvement in local issues was over the Save Block 11 movement. Ever since then, I have been working to get more parks in the 4th Ward because it is a community resource that is severely lacking in our part of the City. I am extremely proud of my friends and neighbors who came out to support the acquisition of more land for parks against hypocritical lawmakers who falsely claim to work for the public interest.

We finally have a plan to buy more land for parks, a Mayor who will carry it out, and a community so passionately behind the idea that the council majority could not stand in the way.

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