Sunday, February 22, 2015

SPECIAL APPEAL: Join us to end flooding in Hoboken. Go to a meeting on Monday to make sure we get the 6 Council Votes Needed.

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

I urge you to attend the Hoboken City Council Special Meeting on Monday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m., at City Hall (94 Washington St.), as we will address a critical issue that impacts all residents: flooding.

We need six council votes on Monday night to fund a flood pump that would curbflooding in western Hoboken.  Please attend the Council meeting Monday night and make your voice heard! 7:00 City Hall

In December, the entire City Council voted unanimously to support this pump. However, on Feb. 18, two council members flipped their vote. We didn't have the necessary votes last week, but we're hoping with the full council present and with strong support from the community, we will see six votes in support of this common sense solution.

There is a diversity of opinion about whether or not we should have a pump at the current location at all, and we need to hear from the entire community, especially those most directly impacted by flooding.

Councilman Cunningham and I will be out in Hoboken this weekend helping spread the word about the meeting by distributing the attached flyers. Please spread the word and attend the council meeting, if possible.

If you can't attend the meeting, I hope you will respond with written comments to  I have also attached below an informational flyer about this issue.  Please share it with your friends and neighbors.

I hope to hear from you or see you Monday night, at 7:00. in City Hall.


Ravinder S. Bhalla
City Council President