Mayor to Hold Third Annual State of The City Address

The mayor's third State of the city address will take place on Wednesday February 13.

Mayor Dawn Zimmer announced she will deliver her third State of the City address on Wednesday February 13.

All Hobokenites are invited to attend at 7 p.m. at the DeBaun Auditorium on the Stevens Campus.

Her address will focus on "plans for building a more resilient Hoboken following Superstorm Sandy," according to the announcement.

For coverage of past addresses, check out the state of the city from 2011 and 2012.

Mr.budget February 05, 2013 at 07:48 PM
The third year of Cluelessness
mcgato February 05, 2013 at 11:23 PM
Cluelessness by the Old Guard posted: Feb 5 @ 6:23 pm
QJ201 February 06, 2013 at 12:18 PM
Third year the state of the city has been held publicly, rather than behind closed doors with "benefactors."
pdq February 06, 2013 at 02:12 PM
Headlines for Hoboken's Mayor in the magaizine: " You know those women who are insanely effective, always hitting their goals, accomplishing everything they say they will in life and career, and earning the universe’s respect" (accompanied by a picture and blurb about Mayor Zimmer and other insanely effective women). Not the usual, another Hoboken elected official or top administrator arrested. I guess if your benchmark is Mayors being arrested, this is the third year of cluelessness.
HobokenTownie February 06, 2013 at 05:03 PM
How can you possibly say that? I am willing to bet that you are a disgruntled city worker who now has to work for a living.
PeoplePlease February 06, 2013 at 07:06 PM
The effectiveness and efficiency of Mayor Zimmer's tenure is measured in more in what has NOT been accomplished than what HAS been accomplished. We did not elect a girl scout who would simply stay out of jail. We elected an official who many of us believed would work to move this city along. Instead of progress we have seen stymied after stymied policy. A result of an unwillingness or incapability to promote cooperation. Her leadership has trickled down and poisoned our city government.
Scott M. Siegel February 06, 2013 at 08:10 PM
3rd lower of a lower tax levy, 1 year after saving HUMC, keeping over 1,000 jobs for Hoboken's largest employer and saving taxpayers a $75-85 million tax rise, 3 years after creating Corner Cars, providing $50,000 in revenue and creating over 700 parking spots, 2 years since the inauguration of the city wide HOP system,1 year after extending parking on outbound streets creating 850 new parking spots, 1 year after installing muni meters, creating new parking spots and a 30% increase in quarters that can't be stolen by a Parking felon and his mob partner, new and improved parks and 1 year from the Super Bowl with Hoboken as host city providing the biggest pay day for our merchants, just to name a few of the many positive things under Mayor Zimmer.
pdq February 06, 2013 at 08:29 PM
" You know those women who are insanely effective, always hitting their goals, accomplishing everything they say they will in life and career, and earning the universe’s respect" (accompanied by a picture and blurb about Mayor Zimmer and other insanely effective women).
PeoplePlease February 06, 2013 at 10:14 PM
"Many of you know that I started my political career fighting for a park in Southwest Hoboken where I live. So I am particularly happy that in 2012 we will be making a down payment on that Southwest Park by acquiring a substantial piece of property using a $3 million county grant and a portion of the $20 million park bond approved by the City Council." - Mayor Zimmer at her 2012 State of The City Address
PeoplePlease February 06, 2013 at 10:16 PM
$3,000,000.00+ for a 1 acre park. Let's put her face on Rushmore - if it ever gets completed.
PeoplePlease February 06, 2013 at 10:18 PM
"We have a contractor in place to upgrade the playgrounds at Jackson Street Park, Jefferson Park, and Legion Park on Willow Avenue. At Stevens Park, we’re looking to resurface the little league field, upgrade the playground, and install an indoor batting cage. Church Square Park, Mamma Johnson Field, and all our dog runs will all be upgraded this year." - Mayor Zimmer at her 2012 State of The City Address
PeoplePlease February 06, 2013 at 11:15 PM
Scott - Do you just make up stuff while you type? I know you dont double check the stuff you type. 700 new parking spots? $75-85MM? Another 850 parking spots!!! And I think someone might want to fill Mike B in on the "fact" that Hoboken is the host city for the 2014 Super Bowl before he holds a press conference outlining all the official events that will be taking place in Manhattan.
Scott M. Siegel February 07, 2013 at 12:20 AM
Over 700 people have turned in their Hoboken permits to join Corner Cars (Hertz Connect). Those cars had to be parked somewhere, freeing up spots. Here's the link for the 850: http://www.nj.com/hobokennow/index.ssf/2012/01/hoboken_to_create_850_extended.html
Scott M. Siegel February 07, 2013 at 12:28 AM
HUMC had $55 million in debt, add in interest and you are talking about $60 million. Plus once defunct HUMC would would have to be razed and an expensive environmental cleanup costing millions would have to be done. As for the Super Bowl: http://www.nj.com/hobokennow/index.ssf/2010/05/hoboken_bars_restaurants_excit.html http://articles.mcall.com/2013-02-04/sports/mc-super-bowl-meadowlands-philadelphia-20130204_1_super-bowl-frank-supovitz-host-committee http://www.hmag.com/2012/02/super-bowl-in-2014-means-big-win-for-hoboken/ http://www.nj.com/jjournal-news/index.ssf/2012/09/hudson_county_chamber_of_comme_1.html http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/2012/08/hoboken_jersey_city_secaucus_t.html Are there any other links you need?
Scott M. Siegel February 07, 2013 at 12:46 AM
You are right about one thing, I underestimated new parking spots- multi meters add 2-3 spots per each side of the block.
ThisMeansWar February 07, 2013 at 03:04 PM
Wow, PeoplePlease really doesn't like the mayor. I guess that's why he moved away 3 weeks ago. " I don't have a child enrolled in the school, never would and am actually moving out of Hoboken in 4 days." PeoplePlease 1/9/2013 http://hoboken.patch.com/articles/new-hoboken-school-board-members-sworn-in-gold-appointed-president#comment_5995773
Ojo Rojo February 07, 2013 at 03:29 PM
Peopleplease, if you think he is making things up then specify what you think he is making up. Those facts seem to be in order to me.
John Keim February 07, 2013 at 04:47 PM
When she campaigned for the office, Dawn promised at 25% tax decrease the first year of her term. 3 years into it taxes have gone down around 18% - factor in Sandy expenses and we can be assured our taxes will never again approach 2006/2007 levels. They will just keep going up, up, up.
Scott M. Siegel February 07, 2013 at 05:00 PM
PP re: parks are you complimenting or complaining? Jackson: http://www.hobokennj.org/2012/04/jackson-street-park-re-opened-with-new-play-equipment/ Jefferson: http://www.hobokennj.org/2012/04/jefferson-street-park-re-opened-with-new-play-equipment/ http://www.nj.com/hobokennow/index.ssf/2012/04/jefferson_street_park_in_hobok.html http://hoboken.patch.com/articles/mayor-cuts-ribbon-for-jefferson-street-park-on-her-birthday Legion: http://www.hobokennj.org/2012/04/legion-park-re-opens-with-new-playground-equipment/ Church Sq: http://www.nj.com/jjournal-news/index.ssf/2012/12/hoboken_reopens_playground_at.html Mama Johnson: http://www.nj.com/hobokennow/index.ssf/2012/10 big_hitters_attend_ribbon_cutt.html http://www.nj.com/jjournal-news/index.ssf/2012/04/hoboken_reopens_jackson_street.html http://hoboken.patch.com/articles/park-reopens-on-jackson-street Not a bad job eh?
Scott M. Siegel February 07, 2013 at 05:02 PM
For Steven's Park we have received a grant: http://www.hobokennj.org/2012/10/hoboken-awarded-grants-for-elysian-park-and-stevens-park/
PeoplePlease February 07, 2013 at 05:03 PM
We actually decided to stay. http://hoboken.patch.com/blog_posts/whether-good-or-bad-happy-or-sad
John Keim February 07, 2013 at 05:06 PM
Scott hasn't lived here in months. He cyber commutes to cheerlead on the mayor's flack force. ThisMeansWar's handle says it all - anyone who dares to not support everything this inexperienced and semi-inept administration is somehow affiliated with an "old guard/Beth Mason" evil conspiracy. When dealing with Dawn's surrogates and syncophants I am reminded of Thomas Paine's great simile, "To argue with a man who has renounced the use of reason is like giving medicine to the dead." Like the Tea Party branch of the GOP, they will not compromise, Dawn will lead blindly, not govern. The City Hoboken currently employs 21 different law firms - Dawn's regime is indeed a form of "reform", they have reformed the machine from an essentially blue collar job factory to become a white collar job factory. The only difference is the color of the collars.
John Keim February 07, 2013 at 05:07 PM
Note, the color of the collars will increase the number of the dollars in the long run...
HudsonStreet February 07, 2013 at 06:56 PM
Sadly as as most people in Hoboken now reject Beth Mason and her tactics she has little choice but to surround herself with negative people like John Kiem.
pdq February 07, 2013 at 07:25 PM
3 years into it taxes have gone down around 18% SOLD!
Scott M. Siegel February 07, 2013 at 07:43 PM
Beth Mason: I can cut Hoboken's taxes by 25 percent: http://www.nj.com/hobokennow/index.ssf/2009/10/beth_mason_i_can_cut_hobokens.html Councilman Russo Wants 15 Percent Budget Cut: http://hoboken.patch.com/articles/councilman-wants-15-percent-budget-cut What have they offered John?
XJS February 07, 2013 at 08:16 PM
That article reads poorly. I recommend you actually address the situation you're writing about in your next installment.
puzzledone February 07, 2013 at 08:40 PM
Given the old guard efforts to sabotage the city (hospital, garage, vote against paving and then complain about it, stealing the mayor's emails and providing to political opponents, stealing quarters than aiding in the cover, trying to give away the surplus, voting against bonding at every turn, voting against budgets without giving reasons, spreading lies and propoganda through midnight flyers and their yellow journalist news page, the Doyle appointment), why is there any reason to believe that there is any reasonable compromise here. We know from Mike Russo himself that compromise to him is "I do for you, you do for me," and that's no way our town should be treating the taxpayers.
Jay Rattigan February 07, 2013 at 10:25 PM
The City is the defendent in the employee cases and we are on a winning streak. The City was the plantiff in the Rent Control case and won. The City is also the plantiff in the Monarch case and I believe you will be hard pressed to find anyone who objects to it. Here are some highlights. I welcome others to add to this. RECENT WINS: Arrezzo, Adriani, Rent Control RECENT WINS (pending appeal): Doyle PENDING: Campbell, Maier, Alicea, Monarch SETTLED: Drexel
Scott M. Siegel February 08, 2013 at 05:41 PM
John: Speaking o0f "collars" are you referring to arrests being made by law enforcement? let's go over just a few : OG: Anthony Russo (convicted felon) Peter Cammarano (convicted felon) John Corea (convicted felon) Michael Shaffer (convicted felon) Patrick Ricciardi + 2 others (arrested) Reform pols arrested ("collared):


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