Wednesday, December 5, 2012

City Council to dissolve heroic Hospital Authority @ 7:00



Pt. 2: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/27526440

The regularly scheduled City Council meeting agenda shows the second reading for dissolution of the now famous Hospital Authority.  The group played a critical role in saving the hospital and the City from bankruptcy.  Among them includes Steve Rofsky.  His untimely passing earlier this year came after his critical contribution in seeing the successful sale.

Every single member of the Hoboken Hospital Authority are heroes to this community.

You wouldn't know any of this from the negative remarks by the Old Guard council members.  At the last meeting Councilman Michael Russo called the legal bill for the vendor in the range of 12K to block someone from breaking the agreement "greed."  He argued that the Authority should have been dissolved earlier failing to either comprehend or wishing to understand liability doesn't disappear because you'd like it to when a complex legal agreement is challenged.  Russo never attempted to make a legal argument but the antagonistic attitude shown at last week's meeting and previous ones by MORTe belies the antipathy for the hospital's successful sale.

The short list of two second readings means the public can sign up and speak early on any issue in the public portion.  Maybe folks will turn out to congratulate Beth Mason on the success of her Nazi Truck.  After all, without the Beth Mason Nazi Truck, the Kids First victory.... well you just don't know.

Of course in doing so you could find yourself in a SLAPP suit or falsely accused of some disorderly offense by one of her political operatives.  For Beth Mason, that's merely communicating to constituents.

Here's the agenda with the rather long list of resolutions but these are mostly not of the Hurricane Sandy emergency variety in recent meetings:

http://www.hobokennj.org/docs/council/agenda12/ccm_12-5-12.pdf