Wednesday, August 7, 2013

More HHA Hullabaloo tonight @7:00 in City Council


Tonight is the sole August meeting of the City Council meaning someone has to yell and scream and make lots of noise to get attention.

With another political action slated in resolution #7, a third attempt to seat Carmelo Garcia and Vision 20/20 friendly submission Barbara Reyes, you can be sure of one thing: lots of venomous attacks.  But will we hear cries of racism? That card has flipped with an HHA resident pointing the finger at Carmelo Garcia and the Old Guard.

The agenda tonight is long and there's almost three dozen resolutions.  Depending on Councilman Michael Russo's instructions from Ma and his orneriness that he can't run for mayor, (it's his corruption on FBI tape not Dad's blocking him) the meeting could go well past midnight or come up short when Russo needs to come up for air.  Maybe Timmy Occhipinti can take up some slack.  He's known for talking realllllll slow and repeating himself three times as if he's delivering the gospel.

Except in his case no one is taking notes and can't wait until it's over. Hey, add 20 minutes to new business so Timmy can tell everyone he cleared another leaf off a sewer grate.

Leading into the meeting, HHA ED Carmelo Garcia has illegally moved the HHA meeting to the end of the month.  On Hoboken Patch, he thinks it's "a joke" to be challenged for that and his apparent agenda to marshall what he can past a board where some members will likely be out of town - reform oriented HHA members.

Once again it's former Chairman and holdover commissioner Jake Stuiver calling Garcia to task.
Somehow Da Horsey just can't imagine Hope employee Barbara Reyes taking on her landlord and doing likewise.

In the background of the council meeting lurks the Hoboken Watergate tapes which are one day closer to hitting Hoboken media and a eager blogosphere.

Can't wait.

Here's tonight's agenda:
http://www.hobokennj.org/docs/council/agenda13/ccm-08-07-13.pdf


Talking Ed Note: With an election a quarter away and Mayor Dawn Zimmer looking effective and popular as ever with the brand new addition of 1600 Park yesterday, anticipate the ugliest cheap shots from the Hoboken Sopranos. There's no illicit health benefits for family, low or no-show jobs, free gas, tires and oil changes in the local garage or countless other perks when the first family of corruption doesn't have a hold on the executive branch of Hoboken government.

 It's killing them and tonight, they'll do their best to put you in agony if you have the stomach to watch their utter desecration of anything and everything sacred in our local institutions.  Hey, maybe Councilwoman Beth Mason will have a plaque to celebrate Patrick Ricciardi avoiding prison time.

It wouldn't be out of the ordinary for her and fellow crew members on the Old Guard council.