The controversy surrounding an ordinance introduced in West New York Wednesday night involving how vehicles and businesses are allowed to display signs has led to national media coverage.
Commissioner Wiley has two scheduled appearances on the FOX network tonight. The segments will air on the local FOX 5 news at 6 p.m., as well as with Greta Van Susteren “On the Record” show at 10 p.m. His interview with Van Susteren will be done live from FOX studios.
“I’m glad this ordinance has drawn the attention that it did. Whenever you’re dealing with an issue affecting first amendment rights, it’s going to be big news. This is going to open up a lot of people’s eyes,” Wiley told Hudson County TV.
Yesterday, West New York spokesman Pablo Fonseca told Hudson County TV that there had been several “misinterpretations” of the ordinance and that something as simple as hanging an American flag from your front door would not be prohibited.
Fonseca also stated that the ordinance was about “quality of life” and had nothing to do with politics, shooting down the viewpoint that the ordinance was introduced to target Frank Ferreiro’s TV on Wheels, which has been airing anti-Roque news clips as the van traveled around town the past week or so.
A source told Hudson County TV that Mayor Felix Roque will also speak to FOX news about the matter Friday, though that could not be confirmed with the mayor or his office late Friday afternoon.
Check back to Hudson County TV shortly for our interview with local town officials and activists regarding this now infamous proposed ordinance in West New York.