Felix Roque faces scrutiny in West New York with potential ordinance (Full Interview)

Felix Roque faces scrutiny in West New York with potential ordinance  (Full Interview). Mayor Felix Roque is using quality of life as motivation for a potential new ordinance while freedom of speech issues remain unanswered.


  1. This man does not stop lying he said he hasnt heard of Residents For A Better WNY…The Hudson Reporter did an article on Residents For A Better WNY over a week ago and Roque commented on it….lol everytime this guy gets in front of a camera,lies just spurt out of his mouth….Pablo stop letting this guy go on camera…thats the best PR move you can make…

  2. The ammendment is a continuation of an ordinance dating back to 1996.


    A few interesting findings from the old ordinance:

    § 338-15. Regulation governing residential signs.

    Residential signs, including name and address plates, professional nameplates, real estate signs and contractor signs as provided herein, are permitted in accordance with the size limitations as set forth in § 338-12. Signs not otherwise in compliance with these provisions or as permitted and regulated in § 338-16 are prohibited.

    § 338-16. Temporary signs.

    Temporary signs shall comply with the following:
    A. All temporary signage, except as specifically exempted under this article, shall require a permit. Said permit shall be valid for a period not to exceed 30 days from the issuance thereof and may be renewed for a period not to exceed 60 days.

    B. No temporary sign shall exceed an area of 12 square feet, provided that temporary signs such as banners which are permitted by permit by the Mayor and Board of Commissioners within the public right-of-way may exceed 12 square feet in size.

    C. Insurance for temporary signs may be required by the Mayor and Board of Commissioners. Any person obtaining a permit for the erection of a temporary sign, where the Mayor and Board of Commissioners requires insurance, shall provide proof to the satisfaction of the Building Inspector that the person, firm or corporation actually doing the erection shall have in force a public liability insurance policy with limits of no less than $100,000 for property damage and $300,000 for bodily injury per occurrence.

    D. Nothing contained herein shall be deemed to permit the erection or installation of any political signs upon any pole or tree located on public property or within the public right-of-way within the Town of West New York, and their erection or installation is hereby specifically prohibited. This section shall not be deemed to prohibit temporary lawn signs or street banners as set forth elsewhere in this article.

    E. Streamers or flags or pennants and banners shall be permitted as temporary signs in accordance with the permit requirements and time restrictions set forth in Subsection A above.


    338-17 B. No sign shall be internally illuminated by neon gas-filled tubes.

    Looks like i’m going to need to take out a permit just so i can hang up my “Roque, Amigo, El Pubelo Esta Con Tigo” sign.

    You guys are also going to need permits for those temporary “We <3 Frias" umbrellas (not kidding).

  3. Those Reuben Vargas wearing a beret (see: Che Gueverra) T-shirts, that some had in mind, are apparently subject to regulation as well.

    Viva La Revolucion!

  4. Attention: All WNY residents next month Indicted Mayor Roque
    will propose another ordinance letting all bars, restaraunts
    and nite-clubs
    have SLOT-MACHINES, so why is everyone worried he’s doing
    a great job.
    Richie Riviera will be in charge of setting them up

  5. Maybe next month Roque can set up SLOT MACHINES in his office
    after the ordinance passes.
    Roque will advertise his new casino with the TV Truck and
    Chuckie will finally land his dream job, driving it

  6. Chuck is all the intelligensia this town needs.

    Actual Quote from Chuck: [Roque] is a bannana dictator.

    You gotta love this guy.