Today, as Hoboken University Medical Center celebrates the 150th anniversary of Hoboken's Hospital, it is more clear than ever why it is so important that you help get the vote out for the Zimmer Team. For many of us, it’s a momentous occasion as we remember the dire straights our Hospital was in just two years ago.
In 2011, after years of past mismanagement of the Hospital, Hoboken University Medical Center on the verge of closure, and the city would have been left responsible for a $52 million bond guarantee which would have almost doubled the city's municipal tax levy, not to mention the loss of the vital services our hospital provides and 1200 jobs in our city.
Through all this, it was our Mayor - Dawn Zimmer - fighting alongside me and with the essential support of then-Council President Ravi Bhalla, we were able to rise above political bickering and blame to save our Hospital and our City from financial ruin. Jim Doyle, who is running together with Ravi and me for City Council at large in this election—was a critical part of the team that saved the Hospital serving as volunteer member of an important Hospital related Board. We faced many obstacles, any of which would have caused the sale of the Hospital to fail, and together we paved the way for the new Hospital owners to improve the services and quality of care for Hoboken residents, all while avoiding burdening residents with a huge tax hike.
This story is a strong reminder of the steady and consistent leadership our team brings to Hoboken. For us, it’s not about politics or special deals, it's about getting things done for our city and our residents.
Together we will continue to fight for better city services and a better government.
See you out there!
David Mello http://www.dawnzimmer.com/
The Ruben Ramos for mayor campaign announces:
Join Me At Headquarters For Wine & Cheese!
Every week from now until Election Day we will be hosting a series of information sessions with our ticket. Starting this Thursday, October 3rd, come out for some wine & cheese and hear about my vision for a better Hoboken. We'll discuss flooding, taxes, parking, open space and the other imporant issues in this campaign.
I hope to see you there!
When: Thursday, October 3rd, 7:30 pm
Where: Vision for Hoboken headquarters 801 Washington Street, Hoboken