Election Day is right around the corner (November 2nd) and the campaign is in full swing.
We are planning events and talking to residents across the Ward about our clean campaign to lower taxes, support balanced development, fix flooding, and improve our quality of life.
I am proud to stand with Mayor Zimmer and the Council Majority in moving Hoboken forward.
- After years of mismanagement by past administrations, we got out of state supervision and finally have an honest budget.
- We are making the tough choices to lower taxes while keeping our city on a strong fiscal footing.
- We are improving our quality of life with innovative parking and transit solutions, and a 38% increase in police patroling our streets.
- The City Council is holding strong against overdevelopment by stopping the out of scale NJTransit project that would have built 70 story commercial and 45 story residential buildings on Observer Highway and are moving ahead to bring "Hoboken friendly" development to the entire city, including a community pool and a park in the 4th Ward.
- As we brace for the effects of hurricane Nicole, I am proud that we are finally building a pump to help solve our flooding problems once and for all.
There is still plenty of work to be done over the next few months. Developers are pushing massive projects in the 4th Ward and with 3 zoning board seats up in December, now is not the time to return to a 'rubber stamp' zoning board. We were able to bring down municipal taxes 5% in the current 6 month transitional budget (the maximum allowed by state law after being under state supervision) but the 2011 Budget will be adopted in the spring. Tough decisions will have to be made and Mayor Zimmer needs a majority of votes on the city council to bring down taxes even further.
We are moving in the right direction but we need to be victorious on Election Day in order to keep our city moving forward. Progress is never easy, but together we will keep making Hoboken even better.
Please attend one of our upcoming events and sign up to help spread our positive clean campaign message to all the residents of the 4th Ward. Our opponent has reunited the Cammarano team and is trying to run an old school campaign, but with your help we won't let them sell us out to developers and political machines.
On November 2nd, I respectfully ask for your vote for 4th Ward City Council. Together we can move forward and make sure that the failed policies of past administrations are behind us for good.
- Mike Lenz
P.S. If you can't attend out Headquarters Opening or Meet and Greet with the Mayor, please consider donating $25, $50, or whatever you can afford to help us get out our message. Can't donate? Please sign up to Volunteer by clicking here. ◦