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Re: Jersey City Deputy Mayor & Former Director of Water Department Wanted Tip to Marry Couple.
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I think he was charging for Vegas-wedding style entertainment to follow the ceremony:

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Posted on: 2007/1/6 18:26
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Re: Support Redevelopment Pay to Play Reform
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i posted this on the other thread regarding the pay to play ordinance so i'll do it here too.

Todays JJ has a letter to the editor from Mayor Healy disagreeing with Fulops ban on Pay to Play.
Can someone please post this letter?It's not online so you have to get the printed version.I don't know how or i would.

Lastly why can't we keep one thread going on this subject so as not to dilute the importance of of the ordinance.

Posted on: 2007/1/6 17:03
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Re: Support Redevelopment Pay to Play Reform
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Quote:

BrightMoment wrote:
Thanks to Sam Stoia of HPNA for this info below:

The following is the proposed Pay to Play ordinance for your review:

AN ORDINANCE IMPLEMENTING CAMPAIGN REFORM FOR REDEVELOPMENT CONTRACTS WITHIN THE City of Jersey City

SECTION I. Chapter X, Section XX, entitled "Redevelopment Campaign Reform "is hereby added to the Municipal Code of the City of Jersey City to read as follows:

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REDEVELOPMENT PAY-TOPLAY REFORM

Subsection XXXX.1 Prohibition of entering into or amending redevelopment agreements with certain contributors.

(a) Any other provision of law to the contrary notwithstanding, any redevelopment entity designated by the City Council excluding the City of Jersey City Housing Authority (the "Redevelopment Entity"), shall not enter into an agreement, amend an agreement, or otherwise contract with any Redeveloper for the planning, replanning, construction or undertaking of any redevelopment project, including the acquisition or leasing of any public property in conjunction with the redevelopment of any area within the City of Jersey City, pursuant to the Local Redevelopment and Housing Law, if that Redeveloper has made any contribution of money or pledge of a contribution, Including in-kind contributions, during the applicable time period as specified below, to a campaign committee of any candidate for City of Jersey City Municipal office or holder of Municipal public office (at the time the contribution was made),having responsibility for arranging, entering into, or approving the
redevelopment agreement, or for appointing those who enter into the agreement on behalf of the Redevelopment Entity or the City, or; to any County or Municipal party organization, or election committee (excluding election committees of non-municipal elected officials and candidates for non-municipal offices) which regularly engages in the support of municipal elections and/or municipal parties or which engages in the support of City of Jersey City Municipal campaigns. For the purposes of this section, the "applicable time period" shall be i.) for redevelopment areas which have been determined and the redevelopment process begun prior to the Effective Date of this ordinance the time period between the date on which the Redevelopment Entity first seeks Request For Qualifications ("RFQ) from potential developers to redevelop the property and the date of entering into the redevelopment agreement, or the twelve (12) months prior to entering into the agreement, whichever is longer; or ii.) for proposed redevelopment areas considered subsequent to the Effective Date of this ordinance form the time period between the date the property (ies) which are the subject of the proposed redevelopment area are included in a memorializing resolution adopted by the governing body directing the Planning Board to Conduct a preliminary investigation to determine if the sites (s) are in need of redevelopment and the date of entering into a redevelopment

agreement, or twelve (12) months prior to entering into a redevelopment agreement, Whichever is shorter.

(b) All redevelopment agreements or amendments thereto entered into by a Redevelopment Entity shall contain a provision prohibiting Redevelopers as defined in section (c) from soliciting or making any contribution of money or pledge of a contribution including in-kind contributions, to any candidate for City of Jersey City municipal office or holder of municipal public office (at the time the contribution is made) having responsibility for arranging, entering into, or approving the redevelopment agreement, or for appointing those who enter into the redevelopment agreements or; to any City of Jersey City political organization or political campaign committee, or to a Hudson County Party Organization, any committee or, election committee (excluding election committees of non-municipal elected officials and candidate for non-municipal office) which regularly engages in the support of City of Jersey City municipal campaigns between the time the City or the Redevelopment Entity first receives a proposal from a prospective Redeveloper and the later of the termination of negotiations with the prospective Redeveloper or the completion of all matters specified in the redevelopment agreement. Any Redeveloper making a contribution in contradiction of the herein required contract provision shall be in breach of the Redevelopment Agreement.

(c) As defined in N.J.S.A. 40A:12A-3, ( the "Act") a "Redeveloper" means any person, firm, corporation partnership or limited liability company that shall enter into or propose to Enter into a contract with the City or its designated Redevelopment Entity for the Redevelopment or rehabilitation of an area in need of redevelopment, or an area in need of rehabilitation , or any part thereof, under the provisions of the Act, or for any construction or other work forming part of a redevelopment or rehabilitation project. For purposes of this ordinance the definition of a Redeveloper includes an individual, including an individual's spouse, an any non-emancipated child living at the same address; firm; corporation; professional corporation; partnership; organization or association, including all principals who own ten percent (10%) or more of the equity in the corporation or business trust, partners and officers employed by the entity as well as nay subsidiaries directly controlled by the Redeveloper, and excluding sub-contractors or subsidiaries in which Redeveloper has a ten (10%) percent or more ownership interest.

(d) For the purposes of this section, the office that is considered to have responsibility for arranging and entering into the under the Act shall be:

1. The City of Jersey City Municipal Council (the "Council") ifthe Council has designated itself as the redevelopment entity, the redevelopment Agreement requires approval or appropriation from the Council or a public officer who is responsible for arranging and entering into the redevelopment agreement if that public officer is appointed by Council; or

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2. The Mayor of City of Jersey City if the redevelopment agreement requires the approval of the Mayor or a public officer who is responsible for arranging and entering into the redevelopment agreement if that public officer is appointed by the mayor; or

3. A designated redevelopment entity, if the redevelopment agreement requires the approval of the redevelopment entity.

Section XXXX.2. Contributions made prior to the effective date.

No contribution of money or any other thing of value, including in-kind contributions, made by a Redeveloper to any of the candidates, office holders, or entities described in Subsection 2- 95.1 (a) and (b) shall be deemed a violation of this ordinance nor shall an agreement for redevelopment projects of any kind whatsoever be disqualified thereby If that contribution or agreement was made by the Redeveloper prior to the effective date of this section.

Section XXXX.3. Notice given by Municipality; Sworn Statement of Redeveloper.

(a) It shall be the municipality's continuing responsibility to give notice of this Section when the municipality gives notice of redevelopment pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:12A-6 and when the municipality adopts a resolution directing the planning board to prepare a redevelopment plan and at the time that the municipality adopts the ordinance to implement the development plan.

(b) Prior to arranging a redevelopment agreement being approved by the Redevelopment Entity or the City with any Redeveloper, the City or redevelopment Entity shall receive a sworn statement from the Redeveloper that the Redeveloper has not made any contribution in violation of this ordinance. Furthermore, the Redeveloper shall have a continuing duty to report any violations of this ordinance that may occur during the pendency of the redevelopment agreement, and until all specified terms of the agreement have been completed.

Section XXXX.4. Contribution Restrictions and Disclosure
Requirement Applicability to Consultants.

(a) The contribution and disclosure requirements in this Ordinance shall apply to all Redevelopers as well as professionals, as defined in N.J.S.A 40A:11-1 et seq., consultants or lobbyists contracted or employed by the Redeveloper ultimately designated as the Redeveloper to provide services related to the:

1. Lobbying of municipal government officials in connection with the examination of an area and its designation as an area in need of redevelopment or in connection with the preparation, consultation and adoption of the redevelopment plan;

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2. Obtaining the designation or appointment as Redeveloper;

3. Negotiating the terms of a redevelopment agreement or any amendments or modifications Thereto; and/or

4. The performance of professional services in completing the terms of the redevelopment professional; it being understood that nothing herein shall be interpreted to include tradesmen, craftsmen, or other persons licensed in
connection with performing construction or construction related services (e.g. electricians, plumbers, etc.) in this prohibition.

(b) It shall be a violation of this ordinance, and shall require immediate termination of the consultant's contract, for a consultant to violate the contribution limits or fail to disclose a contribution as required in this Ordinance.

(c) A redeveloper who participates in, or facilitates, the circumvention of the contribution restrictions through consultants or professionals shall be deemed to be in Violation of this Ordinance.

(d) All redevelopment agreements or amendments thereto shall include a provision proving for the enforcement of the consultant's termination in the event of violation of this ordinance.

Section XXXX.5. Return of Excess Contributions

If a Redeveloper inadvertently makes a contribution that would otherwise bar it from entering Into a redevelopment contract under the terms of this Ordinance, or makes a contribution during the duration of a redevelopment contract in violation of this Ordinance, the Redeveloper may notify the Municipal Council in writing of the contribution and request a full refund from the municipal candidate or municipal or county political party or election committee referenced in this ordinance and, if such reimbursement is received by the Redeveloper within thirty (30) days after the date on which the applicable ELEC report is published, the Redeveloper would again be eligible to receive a redevelopment contract or would no longer be in violation of this ordinance and/or terms of the redevelopment contract, as appropriate.

Section XXXX.6 Penalty.

(a) It shall be a breach of the redevelopment agreement for a Redeveloper to: (i) make or solicit a contribution for an entity described in subsection 2-95.1 (a) and (b); (ii) knowingly conceal or misrepresent a contribution given or received; (iii) make or solicit contributions through intermediaries for the purpose of concealing or misrepresenting the source of the contribution; (iv) make or solicit any contribution on the condition or with the agreement that it will be contributed to a campaign committee of any candidate of holder of the public office of City of Jersey City ; (v) engage or employ a lobbyist or consultant with the intent or understanding that such lobbyist or consultant would make


4 Or solicit any contribution, which if made or solicited by the Redeveloper itself, would subject that entity to the restrictions of this ordinance; (vi) fund contributions made by third parties, including consultants, attorneys, family members, and employees; (vii) engage in any exchange of contributions to circumvent the intent of this ordinance; or (viii) directly or indirectly, though or by any other person or means, do any act which would subject that entity to the restrictions of this ordinance.

(b) All redevelopment agreements and amendments thereto shall provide that the or it designated Redevelopment Entity shall have the authority to impose such fine and penalties, up to and including termination in the event of a breach of the Redevelopment Agreement.

(c) Furthermore, any Redeveloper who violates subsections (a)ii-vii of section 2-95.6 above Shall be disqualified from eligibility for future City of Jersey City redevelopment agreements for a period of four (4) calendar years from the date of the violation.

Section XXXX.7 This ordinance shall be effective
(the "Effective Date").

Section XXXX.8 The provisions of this Ordinance shall be severable. In the event that any portion of this Ordinance is found to be invalid for any reason by any Court of competent jurisdiction, such judgment shall be limited in its effect only to that portion of the Ordinance actually adjudged invalid and shall not be deemed to affect the operation of any other portion thereof, which shall remain in full force and effect.

Section XXXX.9 All other Ordinances or parts of Ordinances inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed to the extent of
such inconsistency.

BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED, this Ordinance shall take
effect immediately upon final
passage and publication in accordance with the law.

ADOPTED:

I certify that the above is a true and exact copy of the
Ordinance adopted by the Municipal
Council of the City of Jersey City at their regular meeting held on

_______________________

MUNICIPAL CLERK

Posted on: 2007/1/6 16:14
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Re: 5 YEARS FOR TEEN SCAMMER had BMW shipped to Dickinson High School - defrauded bank $470,000
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I love this story, this kid should be in M.I.T.

Posted on: 2007/1/6 16:01
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Re: 5 YEARS FOR TEEN SCAMMER had BMW shipped to Dickinson High School - defrauded bank $470,000
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I agree, what a waste. This kid sounds whip-smart, engineering school material, and now he's going to prison. A real shame.

Posted on: 2007/1/6 15:54
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Re: Developer Pay-to-Play Press Release- Steven Fulop
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I just read in todays JJ a letter to the editor Written by Mayor Healy that slams councilman Fulop's Pay to Play ordinance.

Its not online so you have to read the paper.Can someone scan this and post it here,i'm computer challenged or i would do it.

His argument is pretty pathetic and rather silly for a sitting Mayor,why not just call the papers and do an interview.

Posted on: 2007/1/6 13:59
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Re: Jersey City Deputy Mayor & Former Director of Water Department Wanted Tip to Marry Couple.
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Someone just told me they gave him $20 after he said it would go to "people affected by Katrina in the South". I bet a lot more people will come out saying this.

Posted on: 2007/1/6 12:05
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Re: 5 YEARS FOR TEEN SCAMMER had BMW shipped to Dickinson High School - defrauded bank $470,000
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I knew Khaddy when he was really young. I remember he was a little Dominican who was really into computers, and in the 4th grade when all the classrooms started getting computers, he would mess with it on and on and the teacher would let him because he was the only one that knew how to work the thing. I guess over the years he trained himself on how to put his skills into good use. He went to dickinson but dropped out after he got arrested for the BMW. I would NEVER think he would become a criminal.

Posted on: 2007/1/6 12:02
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Re: This City Needs an Indie Movie Theater
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Kim's has some great films, but not an ongoing theater, which would be a great addition.

Posted on: 2007/1/6 11:24
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Re: Jersey City artist certification
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The issue then would be to ensure that art is not narrowly defined and people are not being excluded..artists are valuable to a community - but also to the community image being crafted, and if that brings benefit to artists then, great.

Posted on: 2007/1/6 11:21
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Re: Only two major donors among 39 'designated developers'
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There are many ways around being listed as an individual major donor - which amount is that anyway, because corruption can be small-time, too.

Posted on: 2007/1/6 11:18
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Re: 5 YEARS FOR TEEN SCAMMER had BMW shipped to Dickinson High School - defrauded bank $470,000
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He did very well, short time in prison will develop and expand his skills, so when he returns to us he will know how to master his trade of identity theft and bank fraud.
His capture is just a learning-curve.

Posted on: 2007/1/6 8:30
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Re: 5 YEARS FOR TEEN SCAMMER had BMW shipped to Dickinson High School - defrauded bank $470,000
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Wow! What a waste of creativity. How does a 17 year-old figure out how to do that? I hope he graduated.

Posted on: 2007/1/6 8:08
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5 YEARS FOR TEEN SCAMMER had BMW shipped to Dickinson High School - defrauded bank $470,000
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5 YEARS FOR TEEN SCAMMER
Took bank for $20G, after car, $470G con

MICHAELANGELO CONTE - JERSEY JOURNAL - Jan 06

A Jersey City man who at 17 was charged with fraudulently buying a BMW and having it shipped to him at Dickinson High School was sentenced yesterday to five years in prison for conning a bank out of $20,000, officials said.

Khaddy Garcia, now 19, has already been sentenced to a 37-month federal prison term for defrauding another bank out of $470,000, Hudson County Assistant Prosecutor Thomas Carroll said.

"It is a continuing chapter of similar activity of fraud, forgery and theft, and that is why the prison term is appropriate," Carroll said. "Let's hope it's the final chapter."

In the most recent case, Garcia is accused of using his home computer to defraud a bank out of the $20,000 by having it send checks to his alleged accomplice, a 16-year-old Clinton Avenue boy, Hudson County Prosecutor Edward DeFazio said.

When Garcia was arrested in April, investigators found he was wearing an electronic surveillance bracelet on his ankle because he had been released pending sentencing on the federal charge, DeFazio said.

In the federal wire fraud case he impersonated someone over the phone to get their account information and then used it to receive checks, DeFazio said. He forged signatures and deposited the nearly $500,000 into an account, DeFazio said.

Garcia grabbed national headlines in February 2004 when he was charged with conning an Ohio car dealership into delivering a $122,000 BMW to Dickinson, where he was a student.

He later sold the flashy BMW 760Li for $40,000, officials said.

After his arrest police learned he was in the process of ordering a second 760Li, officials said. He pulled off the scam by posing as a bank official, calling the dealership and telling them the money to pay for the BMW had been wired, officials said.

Shortly after delivering the BMW the dealership got a statement from the bank and realized the money wasn't there, authorities said. Employees there called police in Dublin, Ohio, and that triggered the investigation.

Garcia was sentenced yesterday by Hudson County state Superior Court Judge Peter Vazquez and he has been in custody at the Hudson County jail in Kearny since his arrest in April on the recent state charges, Carroll said.

His two sentences will run concurrently, officials said.

Posted on: 2007/1/6 6:25
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Montgomery Gardens Public Housing killing is tied to 19-year-old who was out on bail
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Oct. 20 killing is tied to 19-year-old who was out on bail

By MICHAELANGELO CONTE - JERSEY JOURNAL - JAN 6

The investigation following Wednesday night's shooting led to the arrest of a 19-year-old Jersey City man on an unrelated murder charge, officials said.

Jalil Spears, who lives in the Montgomery Gardens Public Housing Complex, was arrested Thursday night and charged with felony murder in the death of Antwon Hill, 19, of Jersey City, Hudson County Prosecutor Edward DeFazio said yesterday.
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Hill was shot once in the chest on Oct. 20 in the parking lot of the Montgomery Shopping Plaza across Montgomery Street from the public housing complex, reports said. Investigators allege that Spears and another man were robbing Hill at the time he was fatally shot, DeFazio said.

"Hill was found with money and drugs on him, and apparently the robbery went awry and they fled the scene without taking the intended proceeds," DeFazio said. "The second man has not been positively identified as of yet, although we have leads."

The investigation into Wednesday night's shooting of the 19-year-old Jersey City woman on Van Cleef Street and Woodlawn Avenue led to Hill's arrest, DeFazio said. That woman was hit twice in one shoulder and three times in the pelvic area, but her wounds were not life threatening, police said.

DeFazio would say little on how Wednesday's shooting led to Spears' arrest. He remarked only: "There was an investigative link between the recent shooting and the investigation into the Antwon Hill homicide."

By 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, investigators went to Spears' home looking for him, but he was not home. Later that night they tracked him down and formally charged him at the Duncan Avenue homicide squad office.

"It is not known if he was the shooter in the case, but he was clearly involved in the armed robbery that went awry, and therefore liable under felony murder doctrine," DeFazio said.

In September, Spears pleaded guilty to the unlawful possession of a handgun in connection with a Union City arrest on April 26, DeFazio said, adding that at the time of the Antwon Hill murder, Spears was out on a $35,000 bail bond.

Hill had been arrested on Oct. 3 at the Booker T. Washington Public Housing Complex and charged with weapons offenses after police caught him with a loaded semiautomatic handgun. Hill was out on a $40,000 bail at the time he was killed, DeFazio said.

Posted on: 2007/1/6 6:16
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Re: Support Redevelopment Pay to Play Reform
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There could be a problem, but given that developers aren't a specially protected class, if there has been a consistent problem with campaign contributions being considered a requirement for development approval, it would likely be upheld...it remains to see whether it will make a difference.

Posted on: 2007/1/6 3:57
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Re: JC Design standards, anyone?
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It seems new design is considered a quality of life improvement regardless of design standards.

Posted on: 2007/1/6 3:52
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Re: Jersey City's "Rick A. Ross Institute for the Study of Destructive Cults" takes on David Lynch &
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Really? This is a Jersey City organization? I'd seen Rick Ross quoted in the press on these kinds of issues. Around Waco? Had no idea he was in JC...

Posted on: 2007/1/6 3:25
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Re: Jersey City Deputy Mayor & Former Director of Water Department Wanted Tip to Marry Couple.
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I can't help but see this kind of small-scale corruption as a bad sign...like expecting that one's position as deputy mayor really is a way to sell cell-phone service is just something that comes with the territory.

Posted on: 2007/1/6 2:12
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Re: JC Design standards, anyone?
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[quote]
jcheights wrote:
they are actually called Design Standards. They are not Zoning Standards.

Do you know which office issued it, or where it originated from? Would be interested to find out whether they are simply guidelines or compulsory.

Posted on: 2007/1/6 0:09
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Re: Jersey City Deputy Mayor & Former Director of Water Department Wanted Tip to Marry Couple.
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"Morrison said Equipado finally proceeded with the wedding after she insisted she wasn't changing phone carriers."

Best sentence of 2007 thus far.

Posted on: 2007/1/5 23:52
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Re: Jersey City Deputy Mayor & Former Director of Water Department Wanted Tip to Marry Couple.
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I hear the JJ has gotten many calls from other people who were ripped off.The story should be out any day.

Posted on: 2007/1/5 23:06
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Re: Support Redevelopment Pay to Play Reform
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Thanks to Sam Stoia of HPNA for this info below:

The following is the proposed Pay to Play ordinance for your review:

AN ORDINANCE IMPLEMENTING CAMPAIGN REFORM FOR REDEVELOPMENT CONTRACTS WITHIN THE City of Jersey City

SECTION I. Chapter X, Section XX, entitled "Redevelopment Campaign Reform "is hereby added to the Municipal Code of the City of Jersey City to read as follows:

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REDEVELOPMENT PAY-TOPLAY REFORM

Subsection XXXX.1 Prohibition of entering into or amending redevelopment agreements with certain contributors.

(a) Any other provision of law to the contrary notwithstanding, any redevelopment entity designated by the City Council excluding the City of Jersey City Housing Authority (the "Redevelopment Entity"), shall not enter into an agreement, amend an agreement, or otherwise contract with any Redeveloper for the planning, replanning, construction or undertaking of any redevelopment project, including the acquisition or leasing of any public property in conjunction with the redevelopment of any area within the City of Jersey City, pursuant to the Local Redevelopment and Housing Law, if that Redeveloper has made any contribution of money or pledge of a contribution, Including in-kind contributions, during the applicable time period as specified below, to a campaign committee of any candidate for City of Jersey City Municipal office or holder of Municipal public office (at the time the contribution was made),having responsibility for arranging, entering into, or approving the
redevelopment agreement, or for appointing those who enter into the agreement on behalf of the Redevelopment Entity or the City, or; to any County or Municipal party organization, or election committee (excluding election committees of non-municipal elected officials and candidates for non-municipal offices) which regularly engages in the support of municipal elections and/or municipal parties or which engages in the support of City of Jersey City Municipal campaigns. For the purposes of this section, the "applicable time period" shall be i.) for redevelopment areas which have been determined and the redevelopment process begun prior to the Effective Date of this ordinance the time period between the date on which the Redevelopment Entity first seeks Request For Qualifications ("RFQ) from potential developers to redevelop the property and the date of entering into the redevelopment agreement, or the twelve (12) months prior to entering into the agreement, whichever is longer; or ii.) for proposed redevelopment areas considered subsequent to the Effective Date of this ordinance form the time period between the date the property (ies) which are the subject of the proposed redevelopment area are included in a memorializing resolution adopted by the governing body directing the Planning Board to Conduct a preliminary investigation to determine if the sites (s) are in need of redevelopment and the date of entering into a redevelopment

agreement, or twelve (12) months prior to entering into a redevelopment agreement, Whichever is shorter.

(b) All redevelopment agreements or amendments thereto entered into by a Redevelopment Entity shall contain a provision prohibiting Redevelopers as defined in section (c) from soliciting or making any contribution of money or pledge of a contribution including in-kind contributions, to any candidate for City of Jersey City municipal office or holder of municipal public office (at the time the contribution is made) having responsibility for arranging, entering into, or approving the redevelopment agreement, or for appointing those who enter into the redevelopment agreements or; to any City of Jersey City political organization or political campaign committee, or to a Hudson County Party Organization, any committee or, election committee (excluding election committees of non-municipal elected officials and candidate for non-municipal office) which regularly engages in the support of City of Jersey City municipal campaigns between the time the City or the Redevelopment Entity first receives a proposal from a prospective Redeveloper and the later of the termination of negotiations with the prospective Redeveloper or the completion of all matters specified in the redevelopment agreement. Any Redeveloper making a contribution in contradiction of the herein required contract provision shall be in breach of the Redevelopment Agreement.

(c) As defined in N.J.S.A. 40A:12A-3, ( the "Act") a "Redeveloper" means any person, firm, corporation partnership or limited liability company that shall enter into or propose to Enter into a contract with the City or its designated Redevelopment Entity for the Redevelopment or rehabilitation of an area in need of redevelopment, or an area in need of rehabilitation , or any part thereof, under the provisions of the Act, or for any construction or other work forming part of a redevelopment or rehabilitation project. For purposes of this ordinance the definition of a Redeveloper includes an individual, including an individual's spouse, an any non-emancipated child living at the same address; firm; corporation; professional corporation; partnership; organization or association, including all principals who own ten percent (10%) or more of the equity in the corporation or business trust, partners and officers employed by the entity as well as nay subsidiaries directly controlled by the Redeveloper, and excluding sub-contractors or subsidiaries in which Redeveloper has a ten (10%) percent or more ownership interest.

(d) For the purposes of this section, the office that is considered to have responsibility for arranging and entering into the under the Act shall be:

1. The City of Jersey City Municipal Council (the "Council") ifthe Council has designated itself as the redevelopment entity, the redevelopment Agreement requires approval or appropriation from the Council or a public officer who is responsible for arranging and entering into the redevelopment agreement if that public officer is appointed by Council; or

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2. The Mayor of City of Jersey City if the redevelopment agreement requires the approval of the Mayor or a public officer who is responsible for arranging and entering into the redevelopment agreement if that public officer is appointed by the mayor; or

3. A designated redevelopment entity, if the redevelopment agreement requires the approval of the redevelopment entity.

Section XXXX.2. Contributions made prior to the effective date.

No contribution of money or any other thing of value, including in-kind contributions, made by a Redeveloper to any of the candidates, office holders, or entities described in Subsection 2- 95.1 (a) and (b) shall be deemed a violation of this ordinance nor shall an agreement for redevelopment projects of any kind whatsoever be disqualified thereby If that contribution or agreement was made by the Redeveloper prior to the effective date of this section.

Section XXXX.3. Notice given by Municipality; Sworn Statement of Redeveloper.

(a) It shall be the municipality's continuing responsibility to give notice of this Section when the municipality gives notice of redevelopment pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:12A-6 and when the municipality adopts a resolution directing the planning board to prepare a redevelopment plan and at the time that the municipality adopts the ordinance to implement the development plan.

(b) Prior to arranging a redevelopment agreement being approved by the Redevelopment Entity or the City with any Redeveloper, the City or redevelopment Entity shall receive a sworn statement from the Redeveloper that the Redeveloper has not made any contribution in violation of this ordinance. Furthermore, the Redeveloper shall have a continuing duty to report any violations of this ordinance that may occur during the pendency of the redevelopment agreement, and until all specified terms of the agreement have been completed.

Section XXXX.4. Contribution Restrictions and Disclosure
Requirement Applicability to Consultants.

(a) The contribution and disclosure requirements in this Ordinance shall apply to all Redevelopers as well as professionals, as defined in N.J.S.A 40A:11-1 et seq., consultants or lobbyists contracted or employed by the Redeveloper ultimately designated as the Redeveloper to provide services related to the:

1. Lobbying of municipal government officials in connection with the examination of an area and its designation as an area in need of redevelopment or in connection with the preparation, consultation and adoption of the redevelopment plan;

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2. Obtaining the designation or appointment as Redeveloper;

3. Negotiating the terms of a redevelopment agreement or any amendments or modifications Thereto; and/or

4. The performance of professional services in completing the terms of the redevelopment professional; it being understood that nothing herein shall be interpreted to include tradesmen, craftsmen, or other persons licensed in
connection with performing construction or construction related services (e.g. electricians, plumbers, etc.) in this prohibition.

(b) It shall be a violation of this ordinance, and shall require immediate termination of the consultant's contract, for a consultant to violate the contribution limits or fail to disclose a contribution as required in this Ordinance.

(c) A redeveloper who participates in, or facilitates, the circumvention of the contribution restrictions through consultants or professionals shall be deemed to be in Violation of this Ordinance.

(d) All redevelopment agreements or amendments thereto shall include a provision proving for the enforcement of the consultant's termination in the event of violation of this ordinance.

Section XXXX.5. Return of Excess Contributions

If a Redeveloper inadvertently makes a contribution that would otherwise bar it from entering Into a redevelopment contract under the terms of this Ordinance, or makes a contribution during the duration of a redevelopment contract in violation of this Ordinance, the Redeveloper may notify the Municipal Council in writing of the contribution and request a full refund from the municipal candidate or municipal or county political party or election committee referenced in this ordinance and, if such reimbursement is received by the Redeveloper within thirty (30) days after the date on which the applicable ELEC report is published, the Redeveloper would again be eligible to receive a redevelopment contract or would no longer be in violation of this ordinance and/or terms of the redevelopment contract, as appropriate.

Section XXXX.6 Penalty.

(a) It shall be a breach of the redevelopment agreement for a Redeveloper to: (i) make or solicit a contribution for an entity described in subsection 2-95.1 (a) and (b); (ii) knowingly conceal or misrepresent a contribution given or received; (iii) make or solicit contributions through intermediaries for the purpose of concealing or misrepresenting the source of the contribution; (iv) make or solicit any contribution on the condition or with the agreement that it will be contributed to a campaign committee of any candidate of holder of the public office of City of Jersey City ; (v) engage or employ a lobbyist or consultant with the intent or understanding that such lobbyist or consultant would make


4 Or solicit any contribution, which if made or solicited by the Redeveloper itself, would subject that entity to the restrictions of this ordinance; (vi) fund contributions made by third parties, including consultants, attorneys, family members, and employees; (vii) engage in any exchange of contributions to circumvent the intent of this ordinance; or (viii) directly or indirectly, though or by any other person or means, do any act which would subject that entity to the restrictions of this ordinance.

(b) All redevelopment agreements and amendments thereto shall provide that the or it designated Redevelopment Entity shall have the authority to impose such fine and penalties, up to and including termination in the event of a breach of the Redevelopment Agreement.

(c) Furthermore, any Redeveloper who violates subsections (a)ii-vii of section 2-95.6 above Shall be disqualified from eligibility for future City of Jersey City redevelopment agreements for a period of four (4) calendar years from the date of the violation.

Section XXXX.7 This ordinance shall be effective
(the "Effective Date").

Section XXXX.8 The provisions of this Ordinance shall be severable. In the event that any portion of this Ordinance is found to be invalid for any reason by any Court of competent jurisdiction, such judgment shall be limited in its effect only to that portion of the Ordinance actually adjudged invalid and shall not be deemed to affect the operation of any other portion thereof, which shall remain in full force and effect.

Section XXXX.9 All other Ordinances or parts of Ordinances inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed to the extent of
such inconsistency.

BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED, this Ordinance shall take
effect immediately upon final
passage and publication in accordance with the law.

ADOPTED:

I certify that the above is a true and exact copy of the
Ordinance adopted by the Municipal
Council of the City of Jersey City at their regular meeting held on

_______________________

MUNICIPAL CLERK

Posted on: 2007/1/5 22:42
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What will it take to get the masses to get fed up and show up at City Hall?


unless the masses show up on election day(s), it doesn't matter how many show up at city hall. politicians can do the math.

Posted on: 2007/1/5 21:48
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Worse than the crime itself, is the lack of response by this administration. If find Czaplicki's lack of corrective action very disturbing and am left to assume that there could be more serious transgressions that the administration has turned a blind eye to.

We will soon be reading about once again another conflict of interest in this administration, that the mayor has shrugged off.

What will it take to get the masses to get fed up and show up at City Hall?

Posted on: 2007/1/5 21:11
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He was just named as today's "Worst Person in the World" by Keith Olbermann (@8 pm in MSNBC), surpassing both Bill Oreilly & Michell Malkin for the prize, LOL!!!

Posted on: 2007/1/5 20:54
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All JC politicians and emergency services chief and department directors should have a polygraph test done every 6 months to see how much crap we can uncover.

Posted on: 2007/1/5 16:58
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It is funny what you learn when you google guys like this

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Wonder if he made more extra money as Director of the Water Department.

Posted on: 2007/1/5 16:24
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Watch the flood of calls come from the rest of the couples he succeeded in shaking down.This year started off with Captain Crook from the fire dept.and now we have a cash and carry deputy mayor who will also sell you a new phone plan.
Its like a bad HBO series

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A government official stealing $50 bucks?

If you're going to risk your lively-hood & reputation, I should hope that it's for more than $50 bucks a pop.

Maybe corruption isn't as big a $$$ maker as we all thought. Then again, this guy could just be an idiot.

Posted on: 2007/1/5 16:07
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