Post debate: the next wave in the 4th ward election begins anew
Lenz for Council issued the following email:
4th Ward Councilman Mike Lenz is standing for the residents of the ward and bringing straight talk on how to lower taxes, fight overdevelopment, end flooding, and finally bring a park to the 4th Ward.
Despite his claims of independence, Tim Occhipinti is standing with the same people who overspent our budget, raised taxes, handed out zoning variances like Halloween candy, and did nothing to fix flooding.
Last night’s debate proved what we have been saying for this entire campaign. Tim is not ready for prime time and will impede progress. He has a dangerous lack of knowledge on the issues and during this pivotal point in Hoboken’s history, we can’t afford to let Tim have “on the job training.”
Mike doesn’t need to convene a panel to know where he stands on the issues. Mike has been listening to his neighbors and standing up for the 4th Ward for years.
This Election is as important as any in Hoboken’s history. For decades, the same group has talked about making changes for the 4th Ward, but have consistently stood against progress in Hoboken.
4th Ward Councilman Mike Lenz is proud to stand with Mayor Dawn Zimmer and work to bring REAL progress to the city and the 4th Ward. Unlike Tim, Mike is not just reading a script, he is working with the right people and taking action.
In a little over a year the Reform Council Majority has worked with Mayor Zimmer to:
- Decrease taxes by 5% (maximum allowed by state in a transitional budget period)
- Stopped the 70 story NJ Transit project and fought against unfair PILOTs
- Increased patrolmen by 38% while making the police department more efficient andsaving taxpayers millions of dollars
- Rejected unaffordable union contracts at a time when we just can’t afford it
- Begun construction of a 100 million/gallon flood pump that will solve 85% of floodingwhen it is completed in 2011
- Brought Corner cars, the hop, and Muni-meters to make sure no quarter ever gets stolen again
- Started the legal process to bring a real park to the Southwest, including study to reroute traffic on Pa terson Plank and Jackson St.
There is so much to be done that the speed of progress may be frustrating at times, but if we lose the Council Majority to the Occhipinti/Russo alliance, it will stop. A vote for Tim is a vote for the failed policies of past administrations.
On Tuesday, November 2nd, please vote for Mike Lenz (9C) and keep progress going in Hoboken.
Friends of Mike Lenz for City Council
Meet and Greet Hosted by Councilman At Large David Mello
Saturday, October 16 – 4:30pm – 6:30pm
Home of David Mello
700 1st St. Apt 14V
Please join your neighbors and friends to discuss your questions and concerns about the 4th Ward and the entire City of Hoboken.
Come meet 4th Ward Councilman Mike Lenz and learn about his campaign to lower taxes, bring balanced development, fix flooding, improve our quality of life, and finally build a Southwest Park.
Light Refreshments provided.