Friday, June 28, 2013

Mayor thanks Senator Sacco and Assemblyman Prieto for aid in protecting waterfront

Office of the Mayor announces:



STATEMENT FROM MAYOR ZIMMER ON PASSAGE OF S-2680/A-3933
Mayor Thanks Senator Sacco and Assemblyman Prieto for Amending Pier Legislation

“Today the State Senate passed legislation that will enable Hoboken to protect our treasured waterfront. I want to give a huge thank you to Senator Sacco and Assemblyman Prieto for listening to my concerns about waterfront development in our City and working with my Administration to craft an amendment that would give Hoboken a right to decide about future waterfront development. Under the new legislation that passed both the Assembly and Senate, but still needs Governor Christie’s approval, municipalities will be permitted to opt into a State law that would permit municipalities to develop on existing piers.

As I reflect on the impact of Hurricane Sandy on our City and the increasingly severe weather predicted in the future, I want to let Hoboken residents know that we are working on developing municipal legislation that will specifically not permit development on any of Hoboken’s piers in the future. This legislation is currently being drafted as a result of the passage of the State legislation, and it will be designed to help ensure the long-term protection of our City’s treasured waterfront and public safety for our community.”