Watch last night's special meeting of the Hudson County Freeholders at Hoboken City Hall on MSV (thanks, Horsey) and your blood will boil.
Another proposed double-digit tax increase (11%) after last year's 14% county tax increase and our representative, Freeholder Stick Romano talks about how many County Roads Hoboken and potholes were repaved.
Very nice. I'll bet that happens in municipalities that don't get double-digit tax increases.
Stick Romano is a very nice guy. But's that all.
|Romano delivers more tax increases|
Romano said in 2014: "...lowering taxes is next to impossible."
Really? Mayor Zimmer did it.
Hoboken municipal taxes have stayed FLAT.
Sorry Stick, but you CAN'T GIVE UP ON HOBOKEN. When your constituents are being forced to sell their homes and leave Hoboken because of annual double-digit tax increases, it's your obligation to FIND A WAY.
Big props to the Hoboken taxpayers who showed up and spoke eloquently about how Hoboken has reached a tipping point. We cannot afford another double digit increase. The mayor spoke about the WORK and SACRIFICES the City made to keep our municipal taxes FLAT.
GA completely agrees with Phil Cohen, who said last night the County must hire an independant firm to do a thorough performance audit of Hudson County operations. Cohen said the Freeholders had already approved last year to perform this audit. So what's holding it up?
County Executive Tom DeGise.
Enough is enough.
Hoboken homeowners are still recovering from property losses from 2012's Superstorm Sandy, and just got whacked again with flooding last week.
This city needs a grassroots campaign to DEMAND the County perform a Performance Audit to CUT TAXES. It is time for Hoboken to organize against this bullshit. Our residents are not a keg for the County Frat House to tap at will.
Another excellent idea (Horsey's): the County should videotape it's meetings like other municipalities do. Transparency, anyone?
Hoboken residents, we must DEMAND a Performance Audit of County Operations, now.
Trust me, it's their worst nightmare.
|credit: graph provided by Phil Cohen|