City Council – Live at 7:00

Tonight’s a big agenda features a lot of the hard work (and decisions) made on the budget.  The newly employed Budget Workshops reduced $700,000 to the bottom line and hard decisions were made on eating all the $4.2MM of the Dave Roberts pension follies in the last few months of this fiscal year.  Although MSV leaned toward Fiscal State Monitor Judy Tripodi’s proposition on bonding this cost over a reasonable amount of time, in retrospect this action has merit.  Sinatra Park’s repairs is in the early stages of seeking needed grants and it’s unknown how much of the $12 million needed will become available.  So although that $4.2MM hit cost us any significant tax cut for this fiscal year ending June 30th, it looks to be the right call.

Tonight the potential police contract is front and center and with the new Governor’s brave new world just announced in his budget speech yesterday, the agreement at first reasonable some months back, now appears archaic with the pace of statewide reforms and headed for a reval, pardon the pun.

More follies, more hijinx, more Hoboken City Council with poseurs and workers all mixed together to make for a grand show.  Let’s see who comes to do the serious business of the City and who operates in the words of the Governor, “What’s in it for me” mode?

Live chat will be up and available also at 7:00.  Expect it should be working again and of course the big bonus is it’s uncensored by the smear merchant uptown.  If you have never gone to a City Council meeting, tonight would be an excellent pick.  It’s far different than watching the stream as you can see and pick up a lot more than you’d think.  You also have the option of going up and sharing a few thoughts before the votes are tallied.

Jimmy the K, MSV executive publisher taught us that valuable lesson.
Da Horsey has been going ever since.  See ya at 7:00.

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