Joshua Einstein: ‘Parking, flooding and local business’

Official release

Hoboken has a plethora of options for mayor, the partisans
of which extol their virtues and never forget to mention the vices of the
others. Yet underneath the cacophony that is the politics of personal
destruction and aside from the previously closed-door battles in the (formerly
united) Zimmerite organization, the public skirmishes between the DeFusco and Freeholder
Ramano camps, and apart from the principled independent campaigns of community
leader Karen Nason and bicycle supremacist Ronald Bautista, is the question
voters are asking – is Hoboken on the right road?

Though many friends (including the editor of this site) in
the Zimmerite camp celebrate Mayor Zimmer for helping bring Hoboken out of the
dark ages of fiscal mismanagement and governance this question remains
unanswered and ignored. Instead there is the de facto policy of stumbling
through governance that has brought us a program of parking problems rather
than solutions, flooding prevention measures that fails to prioritize the regular
rain caused flooding, an antiquated POV on local business that has prevented
the growth of eateries in neighborhoods across our Mile Square City, and more.
This is why I am running – because Hoboken deserves better.
We deserve, and I will fight for a fair city government that understands every
new business brought to our town means a lessened tax burn on our citizens and
enriches our community. I will fight for more flood prevention pumps in the
low-lying areas so that none in our city have to worry about coming home after a
long day of work only to find a flooded car. I will fight for those who do not
have the luxury of going car-free because they need to commute to the suburbs
and those that know putting meters on residential blocks changes the character
of our neighborhoods.
We have an amazing array of positive opportunities to make
life in our Mile Square both more affordable and more enriching.  From allowing smaller buildings to add one to
two levels for added rental stock to permitting the north west of town to
become the mix of cultural spaces, restaurants, residences, and parking
solutions it could be; from a proposal such as the shot down 2014 project that
would have included a bowling alley and rock climbing gym to expanding the
official business district from between Observer and 4th on Wash to
all the way up Washington St., these are some of the answers to the substantive
questions that many of the mayoral candidates have failed to yet answer and
that I will pursue when elected to city council.
Joshua Einstein

Joshua Einstein is a member of the New Jersey Republican
State Committee and the Hudson County Regional Jewish Council. He co-founded a
Democrat-Republican Dialogue group which alternates meetings between Hoboken
and Jersey City. He writes a regular column for a north Jersey community
newspaper and has been published in over 14 sites and newspapers. He walks dogs
in town and is an Executive Board member of the New Jersey State Young
Republican Federation.

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