HHA residents allege eviction over opposition to Carmelo Garcia’s Vision 20/20
Two HHA residents have come out from the cold saying they were given eviction notices last week, apparently for opposing Carmelo Garcia’s controversial Vision 20/20 plan.
The HHA residents are part of a weekend page one lead story in the Hoboken Reporter.
One of the HHA residents, Jessica Coco has come out publicly saying she is a member of an HHA resident group called “Save the Projects” opposing Garcia and his Vision 20/20 as a plan to eliminate minorities in Hoboken.
Garcia denied the residents’ eviction claims but admitted a letter from HHA counsel Charles Daglian to Coco where she was ordered to “cease and desist” for alleged flyer distribution. Coco states two flyers after hers had no connection to the “Save the Projects” HHA tenant group she is a member of and she faced racial epithets among other acts of intimidation for not agreeing to march for Vision 20/20.
Coco’s story of intimidation originally detailed on Grafix Avenger in a story, “Terror at the HHA” led her to filing a complaint with the Hoboken Police Department. While describing herself as an activist, she said she’s been targeted being “the only person smart enough to think of doing this,” recounting what she’s been told by HHA staff.
The Hoboken Reporter joined the fray following the earlier stories on Grafix Avenger and MSV detailing there’s two residents who claim they were issued eviction notices for voicing opposition to Carmelo Garcia and his Vision 20/20 plan.
Ironically, a letter appearing in the weekend paper previously submitted to Hudson County TV by HHA tenant advisory board member Debra Morrissette said there were no such residents in opposition to Garcia’s Vision 20/20.
Legal observers reviewing the Daglian letter have described it as problematic saying it gives civil rights grounds for Coco to file a lawsuit against Carmelo Garcia, Charles Daglian and the Hoboken Housing Authority
Garcia continues to push his Vision 20/20 plan in friendly astroturf HHA locations with a 110 page brochure from 2010 while refusing to provide any redevelopment plan details to the public.
|Two HHA residents have come out from the cold saying they faced eviction connected to opposing
Will anyone come to their aid and protection?
Talking Ed Note: What will Morrissette now do for the residents who claim they were both given eviction notices for using their constitutional rights to free speech? At the City Council meeting last week, she claimed there were no HHA residents speaking out and if they were, they should go to her.
MSV invites Debra Morrissette to tell Hoboken what she will do to protect these HHA residents or any others who dare use their constitutional rights not in agreement with Carmelo Garcia. Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Original Carmelo Garcia – Money Money graphic courtesy Jhnny Newman