|Dear Horsey & MSV readers —
Today is Election Day.
There are many important matters on the ballot including Governor, Mayor, a City Council team, a school Board team, and an important referendum question concerning a proposed change to Hoboken’s rent control law (that I oppose because it doesn’t adequately protect existing tenants).
The polls are open from 6am to 8pm. Please remember to vote.
Four years ago, my team and I promised you a new direction for our City after the 2nd Hoboken mayor in 10 years was arrested for taking bribes, and the reckless policies of the past resulted in State fiscal supervision and an almost 80% municipal tax increase.
We have worked hard to live up to that promise. We saved our bankrupt hospital, getting the City off the hook for the $52 million bond guarantee. We cut City taxes by nearly 12 percent. We renovated almost all of our parks and opened two new ones. We brought great concerts to Pier A like Mumford & Sons, Bob Dylan and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. And we all came together as a community to emerge from Hurricane Irene and Superstorm Sandy stronger than ever.
We are now back on the right path and ready to move forward to a very bright future.
The decisions made over the next four years will define our City going forward.
We must protect our City from flooding and skyrocketing insurance costs. And I will do that by implementing my comprehensive Resiliency and Readiness Plan.
We must make sure redevelopment strengthens our infrastructure rather than burdens it, enhances rather than overcrowds our neighborhoods, and protects the incredible character of our City.
We must continue to make the tough fiscal decisions needed to keep our finances sound for the long term. We simply cannot go back to the failed practices of the past.
I love this City, and I love serving as your mayor. I ask for your support for me and my City Council team of Councilman David Mello, Councilman Ravi Bhalla, and Council candidate James Doyle, and for the Kids First School Board team of Leon Gold, Irene Sobolov and Jennifer Evans so we can continue leading our great City forward.