Zeroed out Budget Vote

Here’s the comments leading into the zeroing out completely of the $4.1 million surplus.  The city hoped to have the professionally advised minimum of 5% but now lands up with zero.

Councilman Nino Giacchi gives a convoluted answer on why he is voting for no surplus.  He talks about budget gimmicks and accuses the Zimmer administration of same but doesn’t provide the reasons for the accusation.

Hoboken Patch posted a story earlier where Mayor Zimmer called the Council irresponsible, adding “…they don’t give a damn about Hoboken.”

Notice the applause.  Councilwoman Beth Mason and Councilman Mike Russo applaud themselves while Michele Russo sitting in the back with some allies applauds as well.  Frank Raia also is applauding the action.

You think this is a victory for the taxpayers?  They see it as a victory, for themselves.
Now the sabotage will begin and then they will point the finger at the mayor.

Its’ all in the name of realpolitik for their ultimate goal: the next mayoral election.

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