Friday, August 10, 2012

HHA Chair: Transparency actions added to our meetings

From the desk of HHA Chairman Jake Stuiver:

Going forward, the Hoboken Housing Authority will be making its entire
agenda and resolutions to be voted on available for public view as far
in advance of our monthly meetings as possible. Our meetings are
usually the second Thursday of each month, and commissioners typically
receive agenda packets the Friday before each upcoming meeting. We
will make every effort to get this information online that Friday or
the following Monday at the latest. These materials can be viewed at along with information and minutes
from past meetings. The materials for our Aug. 16 meeting are not up
quite yet but will be by end of business Monday.

In conjunction with publicizing our action items in advance of the
meetings, we will be adding a second public-comment portion to our
meetings in which people can sign up to speak on specific action
items. This portion will be held toward the beginning of the meeting
so that members of the public may speak on action items before the
board votes, so that commissioners will have an opportunity to hear
public input, and people will have an opportunity to offer different
perspectives that may sway our opinions before voting. We will
continue to have a general public-comment portion on any variety of
matters toward the end of each meeting, and I will ask that members of
the public hold their general comments until that portion and use the
earlier comment time only for specific action items.

Over the coming months, we will continue to make improvements to our
website and add more public documents and subcommittee-meeting
schedules in order to facilitate and encourage more public input and dialogue.

FBI to Hoboken: You're completely surrounded, come out with your hands up!

With all the Harridan of Hudson Street SLAPP happy inferences of late, one could forget there are higher powers than one menace with access to a checkbook acting on any number of nefarious enterprises against the Hoboken community.  Some Boys of Summer news hit this week and unlike the NJ capital of Trenton, this is right in our backyard.

On Wednesday many may have not noticed the Boys of Summer struck with an arrest presenting a long list of charges against a North Bergen HHA official.  He's facing 20 years and charges quite similar to ex-mayor and felon Peter Cammarano.  He however will not be graduating with the Class of 2009 as those in "The Jersey Sting."

Not to worry, the Hudson County School of Corruption continues to churn out graduates at a steady clip and they are supported by a sturdy group of like minded political operatives who revel in offering comfort to one another as they target taxpayer loot and sometimes the taxpayers themselves.

On Thursday, the current mayor of West New York, Felix Roque was indicted according to a spokesman from the Newark Federal Attorney's Office.  Those charges are pending and should be announced as early as today.

So why is this important Horsey?  Well desperate people are known to do desperate things.
From where we're sitting, the Feds have struck repeatedly in recent months covering Jersey City (DCIA), Union City (HHA) and West New York.

Hoboken is completely surrounded.

When the surrenders begin, all we can ask is no plea be accepted without consideration for the full scope of damage done to the City of Hoboken, its institutions, and Hoboken people who have suffered at their hands for so long.

Lord hear our prayer.

From Hoboken to Newark to God's ears.