Dry up those crocodile tears, Councilwoman.
Admit it: you don't give rat's tuchas about the residents of the HHA.
Vision 20/20, a 10-year phased redevelopment proposal will NOT keep the lights on, the refrigerators running, the fire suppression systems operational, and medical equipment running at the HHA in the next flood or fire emergency.
The 14 generators sitting in a parking lot on Fourth and Harrison Streets since the Summer of 2013, ordered with federal grant money to replace flood-damaged generators voted Most-Likely-to-Fail in the next emergency-- those generators will keep the lights on.
Did you ask any of your Vision 20/20 pals why they haven't been installed? Or did you 'arrange' this whitewash in The Hoboken Reporter:
Whatever. Cold pizzas and vanity tours of D.C. won't help HHA residents through their next crisis.
It is pretty disgusting how politicians like Beth Mason exploit the poor to pitch a redevelopment project for her political buddies, while the remedy for the next disaster sits mouldering in a parking lot.
Mason is against the scope of the Monarch, but supports Vision 20/20.“These projects are at opposite sides of the spectrum, and it looks like the Monarch, which doesn’t make a whole lot of sense because it’s a set of buildings being built on a pier that could easily flood, will happen,” she said.Hey 2nd Ward, your Councilperson said: "it looks like the Monarch... will happen."
“Why put these buildings in the middle of the river and yet leave the Hoboken Housing Authority, which we have an opportunity to improve, completely vulnerable?”
Mason said that she believes that protecting the city’s least fortunate residents must be a priority.
It "will happen" because she voted against funding the City's legal fight? Or because she rolled over, on her constituents in the 2nd Ward?