Hoboken budget hearings begin tonight

From the desk of Councilwoman Tiffanie Fisher:

Dear neighbors – 
At the City Council meeting on 3/15, Mayor Zimmer introduced the 2017 Municipal Budget which includes a proposed 1.5% DECREASE in the Municipal Tax rate.  Effectively this is a result of combined financial discipline which has kept our budget flat vs. last year and an expansion of our ratable base in Hoboken due to recent development.  You can find the budget here:

There will be 3 public hearings on the budget STARTING TONIGHT!  The directors of the various departments in the Administration will present a more detailed version of their department budgets.  So please plan to attend, or at the very least watch live here:  
Tonight’s hearing covers three areas that are always on the forefront of everyone’s minds when they think about taxes and our city – Police, Legal and Parking. So don’t waste this opportunity to learn more and ask questions about these important topics!   Do you think we need more police? Do you think we spend too much on legal fees? Do you want to know more about all these new parking meters? Then tonight is your night!
As the Chair of the Finance Subcommittee meeting I will be presiding over the hearings. So feel free to email me in advance with any questions you may have at
The next two hearings are as follows:
Wednesday, March 29th
– Planning and Development – 6pm
– Parks, Recreation, Senior and other Human Services – 7pm
– Environmental Svcs (Garbage/Recycling, Street Cleaning) – 8pm
Monday, April 3rd
– Fire – 6pm
– Admin and Finance (Healthcare / Debt / Bonding) – 7pm
– City Clerk (Elections/OPRA requests) – 8pm

Hope you can join!


Tiffanie Fisher
Hoboken 2nd Ward City Councilwoman
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