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.