Wednesday, October 28, 2015

HOBOKEN MAYOR ZIMMER JOINS CITY COUNCIL CALL FOR COUNTY TAX CAP

From the desk of Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer:

HOBOKEN MAYOR ZIMMER JOINS CITY COUNCIL CALL FOR COUNTY TAX CAP

Mayor Dawn Zimmer applauded the Hoboken City Council’s unanimously-passed resolution calling on the Governor and State legislature to require county governments to comply with the same 2% tax levy cap which currently only applies to municipalities. The resolution also calls for Hudson County to voluntarily comply with a 2% cap regardless of whether State law changes to make such compliance mandatory.

“In the last five years, Hoboken’s municipal tax levy has decreased by 6 percent while Hudson County’s tax levy increased by 20 percent,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. “As a result of the unfair equalization formula, Hoboken's County tax burden has risen by an additional 28 percent for a total County tax increase of 48 percent. As a City, we are tightening our belts, finding efficiencies, and making difficult decisions to cut costs, but unless the County does the same, our taxpayers will continue to face unbearably large tax increases year after year. I join the City Council in calling on Freeholder Anthony Romano to introduce and the Freeholder Board to adopt a resolution to voluntarily comply with the 2 percent tax levy in all future budgets.”

The resolution passed by the City Council last week can be viewed at: www.hobokennj.gov/docs/council/10-21-15-Resolution-County-Taxes.pdf.