Oh, do I love our mayor.
That's right. Big, BIG props to Mayor Dawn Zimmer on busting up a discreet Brian Stack-Timmy Occhipinti rendezvous, disguised as a 'constituent meeting' over at the HHA yesterday.
Yeah, right. A 'constituent meeting' in the 4th Ward 2 weeks before a major contested 4th Ward election... and Stack hasn't been to Hoboken's 4th Ward since 2007, according to politickernj.com.
Well Zimmer was right on top of it. You go, girl!
When a little birdie whispered in her ear that the mayor of neighboring Union City, Brian Stack, had a 3-hour "mobile office meeting" event planned in Hoboken yesterday, without notifying City Hall as common courtesy would dictate, she decided to bust up the lovers' embrace!
According to politickernj.com:
The tradition, Zimmer said, is for the visiting official to reach out to the mayor, at least for a heads-up.
“That would be my understanding,” Zimmer said. “But I do appreciate that he was here. I hope he comes back and visits all of our wards.”Stack, honey... you are SO busted.
Your little 'unofficial' Timmy endorsement party crashed, by Hoboken's Mayor, a Mike Lenz- supporter, whom you side-stepped tradition and courtesy by neglecting to call.
I would even say this was a show of disrespect. But that's just me.
So Zimmer swooped down upon the private party with a team of directors, staff, and Hertz reps who were pitching the city’s innovative car share program , and ended the day with 10 new applicants.
Again, big props to Zimmer, Hoboken's Woman of Steel.
(On edit: an attendee emailed me that she didn't see Timmy but a cadre of his supporters were there including Perry 'Best-Hoboken-Hair' Belfiore and HHA Ballot-Harvester-Extraodinaire Nick Collicio (sp?).)