Mayor Felix E. Roque, M.D. has held the first fundraiser for his 2019 re-election campaign and raised a total of over $150,000 according to a press release sent to Hudson TV.

The fundraiser took place last Thursday, May 25th, at Son Cubano Restaurant, located at the West New York waterfront, with an attendance of over 500 people.

Senator Bob Menendez and Former German Ambassador Phil Murphy were among the  many attendees along with Weehawken Mayor Richard Turner, County Executive Tom DeGise, North Bergen Mayor Nicholas Sacco, Assemblywoman Angelica Jimenez, and Freeholder Junior Maldonado.

The following accomplishments were mentioned by Mayor Roque during his speech.

 

  1. “We took over 6 years ago after the biggest tax increase in the history of WNY. We have succeeded in stabilizing the tax rate.  This coming budget year we expect 0 percent increase in our municipal taxes.
  2. This summer we are going to re-pave over 90 % of the streets in our municipality.
  3. We are going to replace or refurbish many of our traffic signals
  4. We are in the process of renovating all our parks starting with Miller Park where we it is going to undergo a multimillion dollar total renovation, including a state of the art water park for our children. All of this at no cost to the taxpayer.
  5. Our police department is doing a fabulous job. Our crime rate is consistently among the lowest in the county.
  6. We have purchased close to a dozen police cars, again at no cost to the taxpayer.
  7. We launched an innovative program in partnership with our schools to combat our nation’s opiate addiction problem.

Mayor Roque also says that his work was not finished and added: “We need to complete this journey we started together so I am proud to announce to you that I will be running for re-election to another term as your mayor of the Town of West New York!  I look forward to your continued support to keep our town moving forward! ”

 

 

1 COMMENT

  1. Lets FACT Check

    1.“We took over 6 years ago after the biggest tax increase in the history of WNY. We have succeeded in stabilizing the tax rate. This coming budget year we expect 0 percent increase in our municipal taxes.
    – Taxes went up 8% last year for the school budget.

    2.This summer we are going to re-pave over 90% of the streets in our municipality.
    – GOOD ONE! PSE&G is repaving all the road they have been working on. Town has nothing to do with this.

    3. We are going to replace or refurbish many of our traffic signals
    – About time, multiple traffic light always out around town.

    4. We are in the process of renovating all our parks starting with Miller Park where we it is going to undergo a multimillion dollar total renovation, including a state of the art water park for our children. All of this at no cost to the taxpayer.
    – How is this possible? The NFL can’t build stadiums without public money but WNY renovates a stadium with out cost to the taxpayer??? Who is donating this then? Tax money needs to go somewhere and being used to renovate Miller Park is a good thing, WNYers would feel proud to know their tax dollars are going to projects like these.

    5. Our police department is doing a fabulous job. Our crime rate is consistently among the lowest in the county.
    – Stats could say that but I don’t feel safer seeing graffiti in town saying “Mara 503” and not being removed.

    6. We have purchased close to a dozen police cars, again at no cost to the taxpayer.
    – Cars form the 90’s? That what I see our cops driving in.

    7. We launched an innovative program in partnership with our schools to combat our nation’s opiate addiction problem.
    – Maybe getting rid of D.A.R.E wasn’t such a good idea?

    I will add #8 for him.

    8. Fixing the lack of parking in town by giving all my patients reserved Handicap parking spots in town.

    HCTV, it would be great if you can do an investigation into the explosion of handicap spots being given in WNY. Most of the ppl getting these spots clearly are not severely handicapped to be getting these spots. They could be seen in the morning walking to their cars and going to work. Most of these spots are open during working hrs. Every week we are burdened with less parking spots.

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