Wednesday, June 20, 2018

NJ.com: Hoboken mayor Ravi Bhalla censured for 'unethical' conduct by N.J. Supreme Court

NJ.com published a breaking story about Hoboken's mayor, Ravi Bhalla and it's not good.
From the late afternoon breaking story:


From the story:

Ravi's campaign spokesman has risen from the 2017 campaign grave to state:
"Ravi Bhalla accepts, but respectfully disagrees with the ruling," said Bhalla spokesman Rob Horowitz. 
The story ties into the pending ordinance up for a final vote on Ravi Bhalla's second job stating:
Wednesday's council action involves a proposed rewrite of the city code that would require the mayor to submit quarterly reports on any outside employment listing all income and a list of all clients and or contracts. Brian J. Aloia, Hoboken's corporation counsel, recommended to the council in a six-page memo that it not adopt the ordinance, calling the change "invalid and unenforceable."
Bhalla's critics on the council — there are six — have said they believe the mayor's part-time job with the Lavery firm raises potential conflict-of-interest issues.
Talking Ed Note: On behalf of all Hoboken good government advocates, Horsey says:
WE TOLD YA SO!

RAVI BHALLA CENSURED BY THE NJ SUPREME COURT

Grist for the Mill: Ravi to council: 'Shut up about my second job"

Tonight's City Council agenda features a second reading on a demand for transparency surrounding Mayor Ravi Bhalla's second job with the Republican land use law firm: Lavery, Selvaggi, Abromitis & Cohen.

The law firm employment contract, effective back to February turned Hoboken on its ear with Bhalla's broken promise exposed to leave his previous law firm and make Hoboken his singular work focus.

The Corporation Counsel, Brian Aloia, a political contributor to the Bhalla for Mayor campaign approved a legal analysis on the City Council's transparency request calling it illegal.

As a result of that obvious conflict, no one's persuaded.

The City Council, undeterred, went ahead at its last meeting and approved the ordinance 7-2 on first reading seeking details on Bhalla's earnings to date and who his clients are. The only two council votes against transparency in the public interest were Jim Doyle and Emily Jabbour. Both were running mates with Bhalla last November.

Ravi Bhalla is quite unhappy with this attention on his second job as he has been throughout. City Council members are on the receiving end of his alleged complaining phone calls today in a last-ditch bid to flip votes.

We get it Ravi, almighty dollar.

                


Talking Ed Note: The City Council should hold firm and seek the minimum transparency on Ravi Bhalla's second job. The public has a right to know, end of story.

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Horse Sense: Going OG for the HHA

Or how many seats does it take to control the Hoboken Housing Authority Board?

Tonight is the last City Council meeting before summer recess. It's loaded for bear as the Nanny State Cometh. Businesses have it too easy in this small mile square municipality, courtesy of geography, so plastic bags must be banned in the Republic of Portlandia Hoboken.

Then there are the open seats on the HHA and fears by some about one jawboning accusation of racist as the tool to get an HHA board seat going back to the bad old Carmelo Garcia days. That little problem about the wild anti-Semitic statements at public meetings with doing "the right thing not the white thing," yeah, that's a problem too.

Which brings Hoboken to the latest First Amendment controversy as the Council President Ruben Ramos has decided one HHA commissioner has gone a bridge too far. Or rather, he's gone too far supporting the US Constitution and American law endorsing common sense with the run on the border.



Hoboken Housing Authority commissioner Hovie Forman shared the humorous thought above on his personal Facebook page. The concept of mocking the literal run on the border is apparently offensive and Ramos is calling for his seat to be vacated.


How Forman can't serve the HHA constituency is said in this typical jargon of code where upholding American law is overlooked even as elected officials swear to uphold the law, American law mind you, must go unsaid. Hoboken and by extension America must be a "welcoming city" to any illegal entrant for any reason. How else can you overthrow the local rabble who resist the globalist "progressive" light upon them? Get those voters here pronto!

No one will find odd the political class here or in Washington's swamp, both Republicans and Democrats are highly supportive of "transforming" American with a replacement population. It's not news but there's an industry with billions of dollars at stake annually. The cries of "for the children" are not actually supportive of the pre-election narrative.

The vast majority of children arriving on the US southern border are not entering with any parent. They are being used as a cover for drug cartel smugglers and worse, HUMAN TRAFFICKERS. Entire domestic business models are dependent on an industry where each child arriving in the US through illicit means is worth over $50,000 in related business.  

The industry dependent on this entire system of maintaining and increasing illegal immigration using children is deemed "Faith Based Immigration Services." Some would call it code for legalized human smuggling and of course, there's the slave labor benefit. Hard to distinguish who is the coyote on each side of the border.

If you abused kids inside the US like this, you'd be charged with child abuse and see the child removed. But there's an entire business model for this going on and it's dependent on the political racket which is dishonest and being resisted by a real resistance against the open borders rabble: the American people.

Hovie Forman is in the sights as a targeted local political flavor. Should he lose his board seat because he dared post a meme on his Facebook page in support of American law all local elected officials take an oath to uphold?

As if.

Two Hoboken Housing Authority seats are up for a vote tonight. The HHA board consist of seven members with four making a majority. There are already whispers with a desire to replace the board with a majority to then fire the current Executive Director Marc Recko.  He's had to take over an agency beset with financial problems and bring it back to life. This before a scam civil lawsuit saw a settlement of $700,000 to the former ED, Carmelo Garcia.

You know who is paying for most of that? The residents of the Hoboken Housing Authority. Not their insurance carrier, the HHA itself, the residents.

The more you know...