Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Snow street cleaning fines and Alicea settlement? - City Council - live @ 7:00

 Tonight's live City Council meeting is off cycle moved from the normal Wednesday night.

The full agenda is available here. 

No interruptions via the ustream app for iPhone and the iPad.

Mayor Zimmer: here "through at least December 2017"

Mayor Zimmer wrote in response to a MSV inquiry:

"In response to your question about my future plans, I was honored to be elected by the people of Hoboken in 2013 to a second four year term by a margin of more than 12 percent over my closest competitor.  My team has accomplished a great deal over the last five years, but there is much work left to be done. I look forward to continuing to serve my community as Mayor through at least the  expiration of my current term on December 31, 2017."  

Mayor Zimmer 

Mayor Dawn Zimmer seen here during the 2012 Hoboken Sandy emergency outside City Hall made a definitive statement to the continuous month long rumormongering by the Hudson Reporter saying she's mayor "at least through December 2017. Ouch, that's gotta smart.

City Council @ 7:00 - Angel Alicea settlement?

Tonight the City Council meeting moves back a day and will be held tonight. The big agenda item of interest in pure dollars surrounds a closed session discussion of former Public Safety Director Angel Alicea.

A stunning judgement last year was appealed and he along with his lawyer, the infamous Louis Zayas of Carmelo Garcia ethnic cleansing fame stood to haul in a cool ballpark $1,000,000 for his being exposed in the Bid Rig scandal but not informing the mayor. Alicea reportedly met with FBI informant Solomon Dwek at least once but in the end took no money, refusing the envelope.

The City appealed the contradictory verdict which said Alicea saw discrimination but Mayor Zimmer was not responsible for any discrimination herself.

Likely, the City's insurance will pick up the majority of the tab which must be in the six digits. The settlement won't be public until the City Council mulls over approval.

On first reading, an ordinance will propose substantially increasing the $45 alternate side of the street parking fines to triple digits DURING SNOW CLEANING! The proposed fine by the Administration is $100.

Is that way too exhoboriant or is this a make up fee for the lack of boot revenues? Tonight the City Council will vote without discussion and then if it passes, a full public discussion will take place at the next meeting in two weeks.

That should prompt some hot discussion under the hot lights.

Someone get up and "Move the Cahr!"
Hoboken is considering a $100 fine
up from $45 for failing to do so on street cleaning

during street snow removal efforts.

Talking Ed Note: Commenting should be available through the third party software Intense Debate but there could be a glitch from earlier. Checking on that.