Thursday, September 17, 2015

Hoboken City Council approves $16.7M bond to acquire 6-acre BASF property

This story comes courtesy of Jeannette Josue and the Hudson County View:

The Hoboken City Council voted 6-3 to issue a $16.7 million bond to help acquire a six-acre piece of land owned by BASF - which will eventually be the site of the Northwest Resiliency Park. The measure caused both Hoboken residents and the council to stand divided.




See the entire story at the Hudson County View:

http://hudsoncountyview.com/hoboken-city-council-approves-16-7m-bond-to-acquire-6-acre-basf-property/


Talking Ed Note: For clarification, the BASF action involved three ordinances. The first which passed 7-2 here was for the bonding itself. The second vote was reaffirming the use of eminent domain and the third was for a potential municipal parking facility. Both passed in a 6-3 vote.

In favor: Peter Cunningham, Jen Giattino, Dave Mello, Tim Occhipinti, Jim Doyle and Council President Ravi Bhalla.

Against: Terry Castellano, Michael Russo and Beth Mason.