Hoboken mayoral forum at Mile Square Theatre

The first of two mayoral forums was conducted earlier today courtesy of the Mile Square Theatre and

John Heinis, publisher and editor of the Hudson County View.

John Heinis of the Hudson County View.

The candidates took questions and rebuttals with several audience members participating with questions.

Some of what we learned, Councilman Mike DeFusco is a declared “independent” who is concerned with bonding by the City although he’s voted on bonding himself as a councilman of less than two years.

Councilman Ravi Bhalla is planning to unveil a proposal to support arts in Hoboken but local businesswoman Karen Nason is making efforts now bringing art from New York City and wants more while City Council President Jen Giattino wants to see the City support arts for children.

Freeholder Anthony Romano sees the relationship with the County and the City one that requires improvement and says he will value all working relationships in government. Ronald Bautista touts his activism as a credential he be elected mayor and wants improved public safety improvements for pedestrians and cyclists.

Here is the raw footage from Sunday morning, courtesy of the Hudson County View.          

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