The Hoboken council has agreed to invest $170,000 to install 10 new surveillance cameras along the waterfront.
The move comes in response to several recent incidents, most notably, the disappearance of a Hoboken man who was last seen running early on March 30 along the Hudson River.
Some council members feel working cameras would have better assisted authorities in their search for Andrew Jarzyk, and at least one official casts the blame on Mayor Dawn Zimmer, according to My9NJ.com.
“We’ve been dealing with this issue of not having functional cameras in the city, but the tragedies that have occurred in the past few months have really exacerbated the entire situation," Councilman Michael Russo told My9NJ.com.
"Mayor Zimmer and her administration have been very reactive in dealing with certain situations in the city of Hoboken, she has not been proactive in any of her thinking and that’s been the problem here in the city of Hoboken."
Zimmer responded by saying surveillance cameras have been a top priority for years and she has paved the way for the devices to be installed soon, according to the report.