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BREAKING: Mayor Zimmer vetoes elimination of $25 user fee


Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer applies her first veto from roman brice on Vimeo.

Mayor Dawn Zimmer today issued her first veto in a press conference at the Multi-Center earlier this afternoon. The veto reinstates the existing $25 usage fee for children’s activities run by the City of Hoboken. Wednesday night the City Council voted 5-3 to eliminate the fee it had supported unanimously 8-0 earlier this year.

Talking Ed Note: Anyone who had doubts about the seriousness of Mayor Zimmer’s true fiscal responsibility need not look any further. She’s defined what it means to be a budget hawk. Others who apply the label to themselves with no supporting evidence are mere pretenders.

The mayor emphasized concern about following the law regarding the Corner Cars ordinance voted down for the third consecutive time on first reading by the Council of No Four plus Councilman Nino Giacchi.

In addition, the mayor expressed disappointment in the friendly amendment proposed by Councilman Ravi Bhalla on making any future changes in the Council leadership. Councilman Ravi Bhalla noted his disappointment the friendly amendment was voted down without explanation.

Both Council members Carol Marsh and Ravi Bhalla resigned their positions as President and Vice President respectively.  It’s clear it’s a form of protest the friendly amendment dismissed reveals a most undemocratic and less than friendly mentality of the new ‘majority’ is not appreciated.

The video is complete and unedited. It is available for use by legitimate video outlets with credit to MSV.

There is the sound of a horse about 2:15 into the video.  For those concerned, I can assure you it wasn’t this horsey.

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