Wednesday, August 15, 2012

City Council Meeting Tonight at 7 pm - Live Feed

Tonight's City Council Meeting features a second reading on the ordinance to bond for a plan to improve various streets in Hoboken including Washington Street and Observer Highway. There is also a captial equipment bond for City Garages over $5 million. On first reading there are competing ordinances on sidewalk cafes as sponsored by Occhipinti and Giattino respectively.

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Below is a note from Hoboken Residents for a Public Waterfront...

Hoboken Residents for a Public Waterfront announces:

We encourage residents to attend tonight's City Council meeting.  The Council will be debating and voting on a $1 million bond ordinance with the proceeds to go towards work on Observer Highway, Washington Street, and Sinatra Drive.  The Sinatra Drive aspect of this project is to hire engineers to prepare plans to continue the bike path from 4th Street to 11th Street, add more parkland and make the area more pedestrian friendly.  Once these plans are in place the City can apply for State and Federal grants to help alleviate costs of the renovations.

Second, the Council will be asked to approve an emergency appropriation of $150,000 to fund legal bills for the fight against the Monarch project.

Obviously we believe these are two very important steps for the City to take to increase the public park space along our waterfront.  Both of these items will require 6 votes from the City Council.  Please let us know if you have any questions.

The meeting is held in Council Chambers at City Hall tonight at 7pm.

-Hoboken Residents for a Public Waterfront