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Community Feedback Wanted for Governor's Sandy Spending Plan

Mayor asks residents to review $1.46 billion plan for the second allocation of Sandy recovery funds.

Patch file photo/Chris Costa
Patch file photo/Chris Costa
Hoboken officials want resident feedback on Gov. Chris Christie's proposed $1.46 billion spending plan for the second allocation of the Sandy recovery funds.

City officials are reviewing the plan and will provide a written response by the March 5 deadline. Mayor Dawn Zimmer seeks the community's input on the municipal website so resident concerns can be included in the city's feedback to the governor's administration.

"Our main concern is that this second allocation of funding once again does not adequately address the unique needs of urban areas that were devastated by flooding," Zimmer said. “In the urban environment, we cannot raise our homes on pilings and therefore we need very different solutions. We invite residents to provide their feedback and visit our upcoming resiliency open house to learn more."

Residents are invited to provide feedback on the Christie Administration's plan in the following ways:
  • Review the Action Plan (English or Spanish) for the second allocation of CDBG Disaster Recovery funds and providing feedback directly to the state by 5 p.m. March 5.
  • By Email
  • By mail to the attention of Gabrielle Gallagher, NJ Department of Community Affairs, 101 South Broad St., Post Office Box 800, Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0800
  • Providing feedback on the report to the Mayor's office.
  • Attending and speaking at one of the two remaining public hearings on the proposed plan: Wednesday at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (Essex County);150 Bleeker St., Newark, NJ 07102; Campus Center; 5:30-8:30 p.m. or Thursday at Brookdale Community College (Monmouth County); Robert J. Collins Arena; 765 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, NJ 07738; 4-7 p.m.
The community can also discuss the governor's action plan and learn about the city's Rebuild by Design plan and Energy Resiliency Plan at the Hoboken Resiliency Open House on Thursday, Feb. 20 from 4 to 7:30 p.m.
Donna Antonucci February 12, 2014 at 06:34 AM
Don't be fooled. This is a PR event. Christie put an announcement on the state site on the 3rd but only had a small mention of it on News 12 on Sunday - not nearly enough for the general public to get to these events. The first event already occurred yesterday. He stacked the audience so he could have supporters say the way he distributed the money was a good way. This is part of his media spin to justify his egregious behavior. Don't be fooled.

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