Jersey City abatement vote met with mock party

Posted by Stringer on 2017/3/9 14:40:14

Jersey City abatement vote met with mock party

By Terrence T. McDonald | The Jersey Journal
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on March 09, 2017 at 12:10 PM, updated March 09, 2017 at 2:04 PM

JERSEY CITY -- A group of about two dozen people wearing party hats, clutching invitations and bearing a cake descended on the City Council meeting yesterday to commemorate a special milestone.

No, it wasn't a council member's birthday. Last night saw the council voting on what the protesters/partygoers said was the 70th tax abatement of Mayor Steve Fulop's administration (it may have been the 71st).

The surprise party, the brainchild of ex-school board member and former Fulop ally Ellen Simon, was an effort to convince the council to vote down the abatement, a 20-year deal for a 63-unit building planned for Bennett Street. ... atements_with_surpri.html

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