Last night's council meeting kicked off with a PowerPoint presentation of the Mayor's proposed 2017 Municipal Budget; the total budget is $107M with a 1.25% municipal tax decrease.
GA wants to show a few slides that might interest Hoboken taxpayers.
The first one shows the share of your total tax bill paid to the County, our Schools and our Municipality, for the last 8 years.
Check out what happened to your tax bill during the Zimmer administration and Hoboken Freeholder Anthony 'Stick' Romano's term in office and a Reform-majority BoE.
HOLY COW. I hate to pick on Stick Romano when he's black and blue from Joey Muniz... but "funding formula" my tukas.
Hoboken needs a Freeholder to stop the bloodletting, whatever or WHOEVER it takes. No, Ruben wont do a thing, either.
Conversely, check out what Reform management of City Hall/Hoboken BoE has to done for the Hoboken taxpayer. This fish is "fresh" from the top-down: no contracts to friends or patronage hires or giving away money in settling frivolous lawsuits.
So WHY would Hoboken even THINK about opening City Hall to Hudson County bosses?
The next slide shows amount of Muni taxes versus INCREASING County taxes since 2010.
In case you were wondering how Hoboken's resident municipal tax bill fares with the rest of Hudson County:
For G-d's sake! Only a meshugunah would want to dump this Mayor, her Council team, and BoE Reformers!
Our Freeholder is another story...
Well, there was more to the meeting, for another day.
Here is the entire municipal presentation for those who missed it: