Mayor Zimmer’s statement on the Monarch Project and 2nd anniversary of Hurricane Sandy
Office of the Mayor announces:
“As we mark the second year since Sandy, I want to remind everyone of Governor Christie’s clear public position on this issue that I agree with 100 percent.”
“In his veto of State legislation that would have made it legal to build on piers, the Governor had this to say”:
This bill would require the Department of Environmental Protection to approve development projects on existing piers located in “coastal high hazard areas” in certain municipalities along the Hudson River. Because this bill has the potential to jeopardize National Flood Insurance Program (“NFIP”) eligibility for impacted municipalities, I cannot sign this legislation.
Allowing new construction on a pier in a coastal high hazard area as this bill provides contravenes that federal regulation and may therefore jeopardize NFIP eligibility for those municipalities with existing piers along the Hudson River. I cannot condone such a risk.
Link to the Governor’s full veto message: http://nj.gov/governor/news/news/552013/pdf/20130819b_S-2680AV.pdf