Peter Cunningham: Vote KLM – Kids First on November 6th
From the desk of Council President Peter Cunningham:
Dear friends, family and neighbors,
Lot’s has happened since I last wrote. My absence has been in large part due to new job responsibilities at work (same company) which has delayed my usual outreach on different issues. Development continues with lots of challenges in the NW part of Hoboken which made for a difficult summer. However, with the summer over and kids have long been back at school, my dear colleague Councilwoman Carol Marsh resigned. However, with Jim Doyle stepping into the fold, we will continue to make progress despite unrelenting attempts to derail our efforts by the others.
While there’s much to discuss, first matter at hand is the City’s upcoming school board elections in November. I will have more to say about the positive direction our schools are heading as a result of changes in governance and leadership and the increased value a Hoboken public school education brings to you as a parent with children in the School District AND you as a taxpayer as well.
Some may want my opinion right off the bat (and many of you know I do support Kids First), while others may want to weigh the issues, and decide on their own. A good balanced place to start with the latter is with general information on the Board, and the two slates running, plus an independent. The following is from Board member Irene Sobolov, and I ask that you please give this a quick read, and familiarize yourself with the basics, and let me know if you have any questions. Thanks and happy reading…
ps…. another question I get is about the “letters.” In previous years, candidates had numbers. This year, there are letters… each candidate is assigned a letter on the ballot. KLM is one ticket NOP is another and Q is the independent.