In the aftermath of Gardiner's appointment, the commissioner-elect stated three reform oriented council members indicated they intended to vote for Frank "Pupie" Raia: Dave Mello, Peter Cunningham and Ravi Bhalla. If joined by affirmative votes from Michael Russo and Ruben Ramos, three decades on the NHSA for Raia would be assured with a five vote council majority.
Here's an excerpt from the HCV feature:
After weeks of speculation that a deal had been cut between Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer and prominent developer/political power broker Frank Raia, the city council brought Raia’s 27-year-run on the North Hudson Sewerage Authority to a screeching halt.
|Photo courtesy of John Heinis, the Hudson County View|
In one of the more intriguing political stories of 2016 (it’s been pretty slow), Raia was up for yet another appointment to the North Hudson Sewerage Authority.
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