Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Mayor Zimmer: "Tax cut & infrastructure upgrades"

Mayor Dawn Zimmer announces:

Hi MSV readers,

In case you missed it, last week the City Council adopted our budget that includes a 1.25% municipal tax cut, the seventh year in a row we've held the line on taxes.

Thanks to our fiscally prudent decisions and AA+ credit rating, we've been on strong financial footing to make critical infrastructure upgrades to our City. These include:

Washington Street project: Our main commercial corridor will be revitalized with new modernized traffic signals and pedestrian counters, rain gardens, curb extensions, a repaved road and new water mains, replacing the century old mains. 

Water main upgrades: Over the next six years, we'll be investing substantially in upgrading our water main system. In addition to the $7 million for Washington Street and $5.2 million dedicated to other identified priority areas, we will be making more substantial investments in the years ahead.

Construction of three resiliency parks: Our two resiliency parks under construction in the Southwest and at 7th and Jackson are designed to reduce localized flooding with underground stormwater detention systems. Our park in Northwest Hoboken will be the City's largest park and designed with the capacity to store at least 1 million gallons of rain. A temporary pop-up park will open this summer at the Northwest Park while the planning process gets underway for the permanent park.

Flood resiliency pumps: Our new H-5 flood pump, combined with our H-1 flood pump have prevented flooding in 5 of 6 rain storms this year that would have previously resulted in flooding.  Together, the H-1 and H-5 flood pumps can pump out 3.75 million gallons of rain an hour from our streets.  

Finally, thanks to our responsible budget practices and strong credit rating, we've financed these green infrastructure projects by qualifying for low interest loans with principal forgiveness through the New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Trust, saving Hoboken taxpayers over $20 million.

I look forward to touching base again soon!

Dawn Zimmer

Constitutional Criminality

The Fourth Amendment protecting the rights of Americans from improper search and seizure took it on the chin. Again.

New revelations show Americans were subjected to domestic spying in recent years breaking clear protocols set per law.

How was the domestic spying triggered? All an American needed to do was mention a foreign leader and the doors to their life were subject to being opened, re: illicit domestic spying.

The American Civil Liberties Union took notice finally and commented in this breaking story here:

From the article:

“NSA will no longer collect certain internet communications that merely mention a foreign intelligence target,” the agency said in the statement that was dated April 28 and placed on its Web site without capturing much media or congressional attention.

The inspector general also found noncompliance between 0.7 percent and 1.4 percent of the time involving NSA activities in which there was a court order to target an American for spying  but the rules were still not followed.

The FISA Court legal findings after the revelations were admitted in late October before the November election:

Talking Ed Note: Massive criminality against the US Constitution and the American people.
Questions? Who needs the dots connected?

This breaking story is highlighted as it will be not given the attention due by the Fake News.
In Hoboken, MSV highlighted instances of illegal search and seizure against a local resident in the story featured atop the homepage: Saga of Jessica Coco. MSV turned over bonafide electronic evidence to authorities. No arrests were ever made.