From the desk of 6th ward Councilwoman Jen Giattino:
Dear Friends & Neighbors,
Please join me and my family for the second
Clean It Up Hoboken Day on
Sunday, October 2nd at 12Noon.
This time it will be larger and more exciting because it’s going
to be a city-wide event. My fellow council members are going to
organize efforts in their own wards, therefore, it is sure
to be an even bigger success!!
Clean It Up Hoboken was organized to raise community awareness about an ordinance against the distribution and postings of handbills, flyers, and circulars on utility poles, signs, the street & other public spaces.
This was a big issue in Hoboken prior to the first Clean It Up Day
back in July. However since then, the postings & distributions of
these advertisements have greatly decreased.
Because more Hoboken residents are aware of this ordinance, there
have been more efforts to keep the streets clean and The Department
of Environmental Services is continuing to do an excellent job
enforcing the ordinance.
There has been a very positive response from the offenders as well.
Most of them have no idea that the ordinance exists either and have
started to follow it.
The first Clean It Up Hoboken Day only concentrated
on postings. Now that this issue is starting to subside,
we can expand our efforts and also clean up the litter
on our sidewalks and streets as well.
On October 2nd, we will come together to do just that.
Please consider joining me and bring your families, friends,
or anyone else who would like to help.
Otherwise, feel free to just show up that day. We will meet in
Church Square Park at Noon.
Clean It Up Hoboken Day is one way
to bring our community together and
continue to restore Hoboken to the
beautiful place we all know it can be.
Hope to see you on October 2nd!