Monday, May 9, 2011

Mayor Zimmer Email on City Council Elections Tomorrow May 10th

This is an email that went out from Mayor Dawn Zimmer this morning urging voters to turn out for the good governance candidates the Mayor has endorsed for City Council. The elections are tomorrow and the polls open at 6 am.

Dear Friends,

Please take the time to vote in tomorrow’s critically important City Council Election, and bring your friends and neighbors out  to the polls with you.

I want to keep moving our City ahead, but I need a Council that will work with me.

Please vote for the future of our City by voting for:
  • Eric Kurta – 1st Ward
  • Tom Greaney – 2nd Ward
  • Greg Lincoln – 3rd Ward
  • Rami Pinchevsky – 4th Ward
  • Peter Cunningham – 5th Ward
  • Jen Giattino – 6th Ward

The future of our City is truly at stake.

Over the last two years we have made tremendous progress. Despite continuing to pay dearly for the costly mistakes of the past, we’ve introduced a budget with a 10% tax cut and a 5% cash reserve, so we can lower borrowing costs and taxes in years to come.

We’ve changed our City’s approach to development, ending years of overdevelopment in which developers profits were put ahead of the needs of our residents.

We’ve transformed our Parking Utility from an agency where almost $1 million of quarters disappeared to an agency that provides innovative transportation solutions like the HOP and Corner Cars, making Hoboken easier to get around both for people who own cars, and people who do not.

We are well on our way to saving our hospital and releasing the city from its $52 million bond obligation, but I am going to need a Council that will work with me, not against me. The current sales agreement is the ONLY way we can save our struggling hospital.

Our Progress is fragile. It has come against strong opposition from City Council members who would like to turn back the clock to a time when subsidizing things for the connected few was what government did.

We have close elections in every Ward, so please call and email your friends throughout the City and encourage them to vote.

With your help, we can win back the opportunity to keep the progress going.

Thanks very much for your support.

Mayor Dawn Zimmer

P.S. Stop by the headquarters at 1st and Willow to volunteer tomorrow and/or Tuesday!

P.S.S. Find your Polling Place below: