(Bayonne, NJ) – Mayor Jimmy Davis today submitted the following statement to the Office of the City Clerk in response to the Notice of Intention of Recall filed by residents Patrick Desmond, Donald Baran, and Michael Alonso. This statement was filed by the Mayor pursuant to state statute:

“The initiation of recall procedures serve the political interests of the very few who would rather see Bayonne move backwards.

The accusations of this group are baseless, and wholly inaccurate. Naming a few: The “garbage train” will never come back; I won’t allow it. “Backroom deals” are things of the past that play no part in this new era of good government. A retroactive teachers’ contract was secured during just the second month of my term, ending years of tension and bad feelings.

We’ve committed to improving parks, roads, and the overall image of Bayonne. We’ve committed to restoring a sense of community and pride. And, we’ve opened the doors to development so that the world can see the value our City has. All of this is being done in the name of leaving a better Bayonne for future generations. I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished, and I’m confident that, together, we will continue to move the City we love in the right direction.”