Friday, May 1, 2015

Councilman Bhalla: 'Join us at the festival Sunday'

From the desk of Hoboken City Council President Ravi Bhalla:


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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

As you may know, this Sunday is the Hoboken Arts and Music Festival. This year I will be setting up a table, and would like to invite you to stop by during the festivities!

During the fair, we will be registering new voters (or you can register to change your address if you have moved within Hoboken), distributing information about various new and exciting city initiatives, and holding "office hours", of sorts, for residents to discuss any issues with me and several of my council colleagues who will join us at the table during the day. If you or your friends/neighbors recently moved to Hoboken or just have never registered to vote, Sunday is the easiest way to ensure you can vote in future elections and make your voice heard.

You may also have questions about city issues or service requests. We will be there on Sunday to get you answers and provide you with assistance.

What are the plans for Washington Street and when will it be repaved? How about Observer Highway? 

Will my property taxes go up or down this year and why? 

What is the Rebuild By Design Resist, Store, Delay and Discharge project, and why is it so important to Hoboken's future?

When are we finally building a park in the Southwest and what will it look like? Are there any other major park initiatives in the works? 

What is the new composting program - is it mandatory and how do I sign up?

 How are we handling development as new neighborhoods develop and thrive? What is being done to reduce flooding, both short and long term?

Come by our table this Sunday to discuss these issues and more. Your input is valuable and I want to hear from you! The weather should be great on Sunday, so we hope to see you there!

I will post the location of our table on my Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/ravibhallahoboken or on Twitter @RaviBhalla once we receive that information.

Hope to see you on Sunday!

Sincerely,

Ravi Bhalla
City Council President