Election announcements keep coming from the Mile Square City, as Hoboken Council members let their intensions be known regarding the city’s Ward elections later this year on November 7.
Previously we heard from 5th Ward Councilman Phil Cohen, 4th Ward Councilman Ruben Ramos and 1st Ward Councilman Mike DeFusco. Cohen and Ramos are seeking re-election. DeFusco is not seeking a third term.
This morning, 2nd Ward Councilwoman Tiffanie Fisher announced via her newsletter, that she will seek re-election to a third term, stating, “It has been my highest honor and privilege to represent my 2nd Ward and Hoboken neighbors on City Council these past what are now almost eight years.When I look back and see all that we have accomplished together, I know it is because of your willingness to engage and partner with me on issues important to our community, and important to you.”
- We secured our uptown waterfront for public use for today and future generations.
- We saved taxpayers more than $40 million by negotiating better terms with SUEZ water and cutting wasteful spending out of our municipal budgets.
- We made pedestrian safety improvements and added on-street parking spaces across the 2nd Ward.
- We became and continue to be more environmentally friendly and a resilient community.
- We created a more business supportive environment with a new special improvement district to keep our local businesses open and thriving.
- We fought off irresponsible developments and insisted on better outcomes for our city.
- We provided necessary checks and balances on the administration and demanded good governance.
- And most importantly, we showed what it means to “Be Hoboken” as we braved through COVID and came together during times of need as a community to support our vulnerable neighbors in our own backyard and around the world.
- Completing Hoboken’s Uptown Waterfront – Finalize plans and build the new park and nature preserve on the Monarch site, ensure New York Waterway leaves the UDD site for good, and build “Rebuild By Design” and the 2 acre Cove Park (while helping our 2nd ward neighbors navigate through 2-3 years of construction).
- Revitalizing Hoboken’s Housing Authority to finally improve the housing conditions of our neighbors.
- Continuing upgrades of our water and drainage systems with the goal of ultimately eliminating all water main breaks and damage from everyday flooding.
- Keeping the proposed Story dispensary from opening at the former Hudson Tavern by supporting our neighbors who are litigating, and fighting the corruption involved that is only enriching elected officials at the expense of the public’s interest.
- Creating a culture of safety, instead of just headlines and bump-outs, so all are engaged to do their part and make our streets feel safer.
- Dealing with, and not ignoring, real parking concerns, an important issue that effects so many of our neighbors.
- Building a community center and pool, before we lose the opportunity.
- Employing simple, commonsense improvements like requiring “Construction Ahead” signs well ahead of a closed off block to help mitigate unnecessary traffic.
- Increasing enforcement of Hoboken’s traffic, sanitary, and zoning codes to help improve pedestrian safety, eliminate rats and other vermin, and ensure our community is accessible to all residents and visitors.
- Doing more to address rising affordability concerns and minimize housing insecurities.
- Helping our schools deal with their real estate and facilities needs before it’s too late.
- Ensuring that all future big development puts Hoboken’s priorities first over special interests and political agendas.