Councilwoman Tiffanie Fisher: ‘About last nite, the off cycle council meeting’
- DATE IS 9/30 – for Hoboken Arts & Music Festival. Back downtown – Observer to 7th St. – with headliner bands Marshall Crenshaw & The Smithereens! Click the link for more details.
- 2nd Ward Intersections – 13th and Park – Pricing “shades/shudders” for the light at 14th and PARK (Not Washington). Previously was told this was a simple, inexpensive fix. However will be more costly than thought. In parallel looking to do a pilot (aka temporary) program for a traffic type circle at 13th and Park. See below for more on traffic circles.
- 9/22 – International Ballet Festival of Union City at the Union City Performing Arts Center at Union City High School (2500 Kennedy Blvd). It is an amazing auditorium. FREE Admission and parking.
- All three parking ordinances were tabled and sent to subcommittee for further discussion.
- First reading of Easter Seals lease and related legislation was approved 9-0. Corporation counsel confirmed there was no conflict with Advance Realty (owner of building) given their lawsuit against the city.
- Mayor Turner of Weehawken was honored for raising $200,000 towards the completion of Hoboken’s New American Legion Post and Housing for Homeless Veterans. This is such an amazing project and you can be a part of it too if you want to donate. They just had their topping off celebration last week and are hoping to complete by this spring.
- We passed on 1st Reading a revised Temporary Parking ordinance 8-1. I actually was the dissenting vote because although it had some improvements, I don’t think it went far enough. The big issue for me is when / whether Temporary Parking signs are actually enforceable – I feel strongly we should not be allowed to post any sign that says “No Parking” unless it is enforceable.
I will say that I am also pushing that we consider speed humps in Hoboken in certain areas – Jersey City just announced that they are installing 86 as part of their Vision Zero plan. They don’t work in all locations and they come with challenges if not designed correctly (snow removal, noise, etc…). We historically have been told a flat “No”. But I think it should be more of a “yes / sometimes”.