|Changes are coming to City Hall!|
Tired of transparency? Sick of Mayor Goody Two-Shoes? Tired of competitive bidding and litigating frivolous lawsuits? Miss the City's BBB- junk bond rating? Wish our hospital had been replaced by a residential high-rise?
Help is on the way!
Powerful Hudson County bosses are going to rescue Hoboken from all that good-government stuff!
Read about it in InsiderNJ!
See? What did I tell you?
HUDCO bosses have their Hoboken takeover all mapped out. They are going to run the show once they "collect the mayor's seat in Stack's district."
Hoboken residents, don't worry because the HUDCO bosses aren't coming here for us!
Nope.... the HUDCO bosses don't give a crap about us! They're taking over Hoboken City Hall for the contracts. And boy, they'll be up to their eyeballs in them.
That is, once developers start calling the shots.
For his first act in office, (shadow) Mayor Muniz will make a few tweaks to Hoboken City Hall: a keyless revolving door entry for the HUDCO bosses to come and go as they please, and a chute from the Mayor's office for contracts to slide out for collection.
These changes are estimated to cost $500,000 (puffed up for lots of beak-wetting).
Because the city will bond to pay for those tweaks to City Hall, our current Mayor Goody-Two Shoes has great news to share!
"Standard & Poor's Global Ratings reaffirmed Hoboken's excellent AA+ bond credit rating. The AA+ rating is the second highest rating it can issue for a municipality. S&P's report confirmed Hoboken's strong financial footing, including our very strong budgetary flexibility, prudent financial management practices, and very strong economy.Thank you, Mayor Goody-Two Shoes!
The AA+ rating is critical for our City, as it allows us to invest in important infrastructure including the second flood pump, the Washington Street project, construction of new parks, upgrades to our water main system, and more. Thanks to our AA+ credit rating, we are able to continue investing in critical projects that lead to a better quality of life for our residents.
When I came into office, Hoboken was a financial disaster, with its credit rating just above junk bond status. Thanks to our prudent financial decisions and efficient management in collaboration with the City Council, improving our credit rating to AA+ in 2013 has been one of my proudest accomplishments since taking office."
|Mayor Goody-Two-Shoes with gov. candidate Phil Murphy|
And stop bragging that you raised the city's bond credit from junk bond status in 2013 to AA+ (not to mention balanced Hoboken's budget) and kept it at AA+ for four years in a row.
Like I said, that good government stuff is so last year.
Two terms of excellent management of the City's finances, solving chronic flooding on the West Side of Hoboken, keeping our hospital open, preventing the City from defaulting on the $52M hospital bond, balancing the budget, winning a $230M grant to protect Hoboken from the next Superstorm Sandy, among other things you keep bragging about... it's time for something DIFFERENT. It's time for HUDCO bosses to run Hoboken.
For (at least) TWO terms.
Sorry, aspiring mayoral candidates Councilmen Mike Russo and Ruben Ramos, HUDCO bosses are in the driver's seat now.
GA Note: REAL change is coming to this blog. Due to recent malevolent activity in the comment section, I will be phasing out "Anonymous" commenting. Regular commenters, please register a screen name. Anyone who needs help doing so, may contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will tell you how to do it. You won't have to give me your new screen ID, I will just give you instructions.