Timmy Time? Grandstanding in council meeting for $17 million for pocket parks
The City Council meeting is scheduled to begin at 7:30 tonight and one political operation could be the unofficial kickoff to an Old Guard mayoral candidacy.
Money has been getting behind Occhipinti at least in the form of a hired gun to do press releases and Hoboken Patch correctly notes there’s been two in recent weeks and is confirming rumors the Hoboken Sopranos: Beth Mason and the Russo clan will be getting behind and financing a mayoral race for Timmy against Hoboken’s own Ruben Ramos.
MSV previously stated the Old Guard was furious with the announcement by Assemblyman Ruben Ramos he was running for mayor. They’ve been trying to elbow him out ever since planting negative spin in the Hudson Reporter and blocking mention of the seasoned Assemblyman on Beth Mason sponsored Hoboken411where she’s typically run her censored political operations. Hoboken411 has been pushing Tim Occhipinti for a while now even going as far as praising him during Hurricane Sandy when Timmy was sight unseen and believed out of town right after the storm.
Tonight a pocket park petition will be grandstanded ad nauseum by Tim and you will see some real in your face astroturfing Hoboken Old Guard style. Don’t be surprised to see some Hoboken moms getting up and advocating for these overpriced pocket parks on the edge of town before finding out they were hoodwinked when the full details come out of the cost (at $17 million per acre).
Long time Southwest Parks advocate in the form of Councilman Dave Mello will probably have something to say about all this. Okay, maybe more than something – it’s a driving issue for his entry into the public square.
Early in the evening is an ordinance on the restaurant Occhipinti backs which stole Hoboken public land of approximately 500 square feet. The developer was an early contributor to Occhipinti so you already know how he will vote on the controversial allowance to let the impediment stand.
That is up and staying on the agenda this time, item number one in a second ordinance reading. Expect at least four Hoboken Sopranos votes with the Old Guard council members trying to get Timmy off to a good developer (contributor) footing.
Can you sue the Hoboken people to force them into making Tim Occhipinti mayor? Councilman-in-waiting Jim Doyle remains sidelined having won his legal appointment in Hudson County Superior Court, but he’s stuck with MORTe’s second appeal.
That appeal is going to allow for the kind of chaos the Hoboken Sopranos need to have any chance to regain power, by hook or by crook. First victim is the Hoboken budget.
Meeting starts at 7:30.