One of the stranger, more interesting tales in Hoboken's unfolding election season remains unreported in the press: PolitickerNJ and now, The Hudson Reporter.
That is, a candidate for Hoboken City Council is currently suing an at-Large Councilman, Mayor Zimmer, her husband, a(nother) candidate for City Council and the former HHA chairman.
The candidate is Carmelo Garcia, who is running against incumbent Jen Giattino in the 6th Ward. The latest iteration of Garcia's ever-evolving lawsuit against members of the governing body he aspires to join, was filed on April 7, 2015- only 4 months and 19 days ago.
Folks, IF you CAN put aside the fact that (1) defending Garcia's lawsuit has cost taxpayers $150,000 (the City's deductible), (2) Garcia failed to protect Hoboken taxpayers from harm by settling his dispute before dipping into our pockets, (3) Garcia is conflicted out of serving on a governing body with Defendants of his "rackeetering, discrimination, etc." claim...
IF you can put all of that aside, GA implores you to READ Garcia's April 7, 2015 complaint, embedded below.
In my opinion, both as a Hoboken taxpayer and 6th Ward resident there is some seriously batshit crazy stuff in here.
Batshit Crazy* SAMPLE
Mayor Zimmer sought to "transform Hoboken into a white haven..."
What's a "white haven?" Anybody know? Is that where white people dine on crustless watercress sandwiches and play golf all day?
Are Jews allowed? Some white havens don't care for my people, the Chosen. In fact, some white havens tell Jews to "get lost"- you call those, "WASP havens." Mayor Zimmer, please make sure our white haven takes Jews and Hispanics (90% of whom are "white".)
Just ask that white guy, Carmelo Garcia!
I am not sure I'll get into white haven when I die; there's always white Hell. Please Mayor, let me in!
I hope white haven has a swimming pool and the life guard allows floaties. Mayor, can you put in a swim-up tiki bar? In white haven, I want to float around in a heated pool with one of these in my hand:
Now that's white haven!
Garcia's "white haven" lawsuit is fascinating! There is so much more to it, it may take weeks of analysis for Hoboken taxpayers to understand WHAT they are paying to defend.
Is that why The Hoboken Reporter forgot to mention that Garcia is suing Mayor Zimmer, et. al because she wanted to transform Hoboken into a "white haven?" ( Is publisher Dave Unger afraid of getting booted from white haven?) And that this lawsuit is alive and well heading into November elections?
Here is all the Hoboken Reporter wrote about Garcia's lawsuit: "In a 2013 lawsuit alleging illegal interference in the HHA, Garcia accused Zimmer of pursuing a campaign of “ethnic cleansing.”
Hey guys, the best part is yet to come. There is a trial pending.
See you in white haven!?