Thursday, February 14, 2013
Flooding, innovation and improving infrastructure were the focus of Mayor Dawn Zimmer's state of the city address on Wednesday.
A plan that includes permanent flood walls on the north and south ends of Hoboken would reinforce the city's infrastructure in the event of another catastrophic storm, Mayor Dawn Zimmer said Wednesday night. Zimmer focused on Hoboken's resilience after Sandy during her third State of the City address on the Stevens Campus, outlining a plan that uses Hoboken’s topography and elevation as a barrier to flooding. The concept could reinforce the most vulnerable parts of the city, which are the north and south side of Hoboken where majority of flooding occurs. "This system is proposed as a best practice by FEMA and has been successfully implemented in numerous locations," Zimmer said, "including hospitals where building up on pilings simply was…
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
What do you want to hear?
Mayor Dawn Zimmer is expected to address the impact of Sandy on Hoboken during her third state of the city address on Wednesday night. While last year, the mayor announced "the year of parks," this year her address is expected to address Hoboken's recovery efforts, and how to look forward to a future in which the city will be able to handle major weather events. In 2011, when the mayor held her first state of the city, she focused on finances and introduced a $20 million bond to acquire park land. We want to hear from you, what do you want to hear in Zimmer's address?
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
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.