Friday, January 4, 2019

Council President Jen Giattino: "Closing out 2018"

Official release:



 
Dear friends and neighbors,
Happy New Year.  It has been a busy year and I wanted to share with you some of the results of working together to improve our community.  Please click on the links for more information about each.
 
This year I was appointed as the City Council Liaison to the Hoboken Homeless Shelter and was asked to join the Hoboken Homeless Task Force.  One of my proudest moments while serving on the City Council was securing a housing voucher for a chronically homeless woman right before Christmas. I am now working to find an apartment for her.
 
After the Administration requested and the City Council approved renting municipal space to Easterseals New Jersey for $1 annually, I sponsored a resolution to ensure that all non-profits renting municipal space be treated equally.
 
Two of the most historic streets in Hoboken are in the beginning phases of a historic rehabilitation projects with the hopes of securing historic preservation grants from Hudson County for the projects.
 
I sponsored legislation to minimize the inconvenience to residents who are towed in emergency situations; instead of being towed to another city, in these situations you will now be towed to the municipal surface lot on 13th & Jefferson St..
 
I sponsored this change to ensure that tenants will have more certainty upon their lease signing as to what they will be charged during their lease term.
 
This amendment will help curtail oversize building in the R-1 zones. 
 
Removing the X and Shaded X Zones from Hoboken flood ordinance regulations
This effectively allows properties who do not require flood insurance in these zones to not have to be subjected to flood ordinance restrictions.  As of yet, the borders have not been clarified by the Administration but I am hopeful that they will be soon.
 
Church Square Park improvements
I advocated for and we installed new turf!
 
New loading zones
Adding much needed loading zones to residential neighborhoods. 
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Water infrastructure improvements / Suez contract
As a member of the infrastructure committee I am thrilled to have worked on the restructuring of our water contract and am cautiously optimistic that we will reach an agreement in the next few months.
 
 
A big thank you to my colleagues for electing me to my 4th term as Council President and thank you for all your input and support in 2018.  
 
Wishing everyone a successful and healthy 2019!
-Jen