We have continued to lead the state in construction starts, with nearly 10,000 units currently
under construction, and another 17,000 units approved
. For the first time we can say that development is not exclusive
to one neighborhood. Whether you live on the West Side or in the Heights - you have seen the outcome of the hundreds of millions of dollars worth of investment that we have brought in to our city.
Above all, it is important to us that this progress is inclusive
, and we have worked hard to ensure that there are opportunities for all residents,
in all wards. We have built more affordable housing during the past three years than any prior administration in the city's history.
This year, we will continue to build on this progress, with an upcoming Ocean Avenue project
in partnership with the Jersey City Redevelopment Agency that will add 20 veteran-priority units
, with units reserved specifically for homeless veterans.
Fulop's 2017 state of the city speech (Ward F)
on February 07, 2017 at 6:53 PM, updated February 07, 2017 at 7:08 PM
This is Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop's first state of the city address of 2017, as prepared for delivery.
Good evening, and welcome to our fourth State of the City together.
I want to thank the public officials from the state and the county who have joined us tonight; members of the clergy; members of the court; the Jersey City Council who have been partners in everything we do; fellow members of my administration; and, most importantly, the residents of this great city.
In July of 2013, I stood in front of City Hall and took the oath of office as the 49th mayor of Jersey City. It was one of the proudest moments of my life, and something I remain thankful for each and every day. As your new mayor, I promised I would work to make you proud, and that is what we have tried to do as an administration for the past three and a half years.
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