Register now !    Login  
Main Menu
Who's Online
37 user(s) are online (27 user(s) are browsing Message Forum)

Members: 1
Guests: 36

JoeGee, more...


Forum Index


Board index » All Posts (Ralph_Abutts)




Re: Fulop wins lopsided victory in Jersey City mayor's race
#1
Just can't stay away
Just can't stay away


It may be "pathetic", but statistically when 1/3 of eligible voters cast a ballot with that margin of victory, it is more than satisfactory from a statistical standpoint. That is, with 100% participation, the results would be the same.

Posted on: 11/8 12:03
Top


Re: Board of Education elections
#2
Just can't stay away
Just can't stay away


Ricardson had Ethics training prior to breaking the rules he was well aware of all in his first year. Yes, you are correct he missed the key BoE meeting and intently took unilateral action as a board member. That is just plain wrong and inexcusable.

Posted on: 11/7 17:18
Top


Re: Board of Education elections
#3
Just can't stay away
Just can't stay away


Richardson also had ethics charges filed agaist him while on the board. Just google his name and notice the first few links that come up prominatelty above all else.

As for B4k and Shelley Skinner, they are big promoters of charter schools which many wrongly equate with being anti union (as well as incorrectly thinking they are private schools). The fact is, there are many, if not all charter schools in Jersey City which are unionized, including the school Ms Skinners kids attended while she was on that charter school's board.

Posted on: 11/6 19:09
Top


Re: Top Fulop allies on tape trying to steer city bid, court depositions say
#4
Just can't stay away
Just can't stay away


> Attempted crimes are still criminal.

It's not criminal. The person you are quoting has no authority to award the bid. Additionally, their bid was pulled *before* any bid was [to be] awarded.

For starters, are you aware of this contract's bid process? That is, what type it is. Once you know that then you will also be able to cite the statute that you believe makes his action criminal. Be specific.

Posted on: 11/2 12:16
Top


Re: The Tape from Politico,
#5
Just can't stay away
Just can't stay away


Quote:

AMo wrote:
Bid rigging is a crime.


Successful bid rigging is and it did not happen in this case as the administration pulled the bid.

Posted on: 11/2 10:58
Top


Re: Main Library - reopening on May 1...
#6
Just can't stay away
Just can't stay away


I've spent quite a bit of time at the children's section of the main library branch. The overwhelming majority of my time there, the kids were playing noneducational games on the library pcs.

As for library hours, are folks willing to pay more for extended hours? Suggestions are free, even good ones like yours, but people's time, including library staff are not.

Posted on: 11/1 12:57
Top


Re: Gulls Cove 2 Condos
#7
Just can't stay away
Just can't stay away


With all of the new development in Paulus Hook, your building could very well be rezoned to PS 3. It is another good school.

Not too long ago PS 16 became a k-5 school from a k-8 school. Surely neighborhoid census influenced that, in part.

Posted on: 10/26 7:48
Top


Re: I Wonder Why Bill Matsikoudis' website fails to mention
#8
Just can't stay away
Just can't stay away


Can you please state your question in the form of a cartoon?

Posted on: 10/22 19:02
Top


Re: I Wonder Why Bill Matsikoudis' website fails to mention
#9
Just can't stay away
Just can't stay away


Wow. Oh my. How scandalous, .not. <>
Resized Image

Posted on: 10/22 18:21
Top


Re: Symes and her machine forcing the City to Endorse Her
#10
Just can't stay away
Just can't stay away


Quote:

o73o2 wrote:
Simply: a vote for Symes is a vote for making downtown more affordable to developers.


I think you've got that backwards. You complain about the lack of affordable housing, and yet now developers create properties that are in high demand, in part due to a lack of supply. Thanks to Symes, folks are getting more of what they want a place to purchase in Jersey City.

Posted on: 10/19 9:56
Top


Re: Auto Inspection Recommendations?
#11
Just can't stay away
Just can't stay away


+1 for recommending Secacus DMV

You got that backwards with emissions testing, and in part with the Assembly & Senate passing the state budget.
http://www.nj.gov/mvc/Inspections/tailpipe.htm

It's probably better off that way, as the efficacy of m.v. inspections is not conclusively positive.
http://summit.sfu.ca/system/files/iritems1/7654/b3649480x.pdf

Posted on: 10/17 14:54
Top


Re: Top Fulop allies on tape trying to steer city bid, court depositions say
#12
Just can't stay away
Just can't stay away


Akil Mo left city employment and Sully (don't miss the irony in that nickname) lost his jersey city democratic organization chair position after 1 term. Surely both of those disciplinary actions were administered by the same individual who put these two individuals in power. Would you like to venture a guess whom that is?

F _ _ _ _

Would you like to buy a vowel? Or solve the puzzle? Or continue to SPIN the wheel of misfortune?

Posted on: 10/16 15:26
Top


Re: Top Fulop allies on tape trying to steer city bid, court depositions say
#13
Just can't stay away
Just can't stay away


300 petitions is NOT statistically significant, because it is most definitely not from a random sample. It is also not a mandate much like the same for obtaining 1,000+ petitions to get a mayoral candidate on the ballot who will eventually lose to another candidate in a binary vote.

In this specific case, the City did the right thing and immediately pulled the bid and did so prior to it becoming public knowledge. Folks will counter that there was no discipline of employees. However, these employees were eventually disciplined in the political sense much like pursuing such a petition, to the Mayor's point reeks of political motivation.

Posted on: 10/13 10:59
Top


Re: New Equalized Valuations Out, JC at $28.4 billion
#14
Just can't stay away
Just can't stay away


Quote:

stateaidguy wrote:

I am posting this here because I've seen so much speculation on what the new tax rate will be after the reval. (which doesn't actually change the tax rate).



Tax Bill = Assessed Value * Tax Rate

Since the Total Assessed Value of the City increased according to your report, then the Tax Rate willdecrease.

That is assuming total appropriations/spending, average tax bill, etc. remains the same or if you prefer fancy words, ceteris paribus.

Posted on: 10/6 10:13
Top


Re: Police Bust Trespasser in Lincoln Tunnel
#15
Just can't stay away
Just can't stay away


It's been done before, well in the Holland Tunnel.......
https://youtu.be/ceCOy-RM3DU

I've ridden through the Lincoln tunnel, legally on a MS Bike tour.

Posted on: 8/31 9:54
Top


Re: 3rd QT (8/1) tax bill still missing from JC website
#16
Just can't stay away
Just can't stay away


From the top of the Jersey City Gov home page (http://www.cityofjerseycity.com/):

"When the bills are mailed there will be a notice included that will let you know when the extended grace period ends. It will be at least 25 days from the date that the bills are mailed."

Incidentally, if you were signed up for Swift 911, located toward the bottom of the home page, you would have received an email message and a robo call message back on August 7th, indicating the delay.

You can also inquire, for **numeric** past & present billing history here:
http://taxes.cityofjerseycity.com/

Last, if you or your mortgage company has not received a 2017-18 bill by now, I would contact the tax office. Per NJ law, you are responsible for paying your taxes whether you actually receive a bill or not.



Posted on: 8/25 10:46
Top


Welcome to the United Colonial States of America
#17
Just can't stay away
Just can't stay away


Quote:

brewster wrote:
Consider what, the British Union Jack in the corner? Most of us have gotten over the War of 1812.


Resized Image

Hmmmm. I'm fairly certain Hawaii did not exist as a state in 1812. Let me check on that and Cat back at ya.

Posted on: 8/16 14:07
Top


Welcome to the United Colonial States of America
#18
Just can't stay away
Just can't stay away


The 50 state flags have been at the south end of the park for ages. If you are sensitive about Mississippi's flag, then also consider Hawaii's....
Resized Image

Posted on: 8/16 10:58
Top


Re: Jersey City taps Downtown woman to be city planner
#19
Just can't stay away
Just can't stay away



Posted on: 8/3 12:16
Top


Re: Come to City Hall this upcoming Wednesday to promote electric vehicle charging in JC #EVinJC
#20
Just can't stay away
Just can't stay away


I agree mostly with your assessment. Two areas I differ are long trips and solar.

30 minutes is not nearly enough time for a charge in the scenario you describe. It is more like hours. Battery tech innovation has slowed down quite a bit...that is the limiter.

Solar...Toyota announced yesterday that they will include it in their Prius model as soon as next year. It is a very modest, but nice improvement. They state a 10% reduction/savings in fuel usage for the car.

Other considerations...can our aging electrical infrastructure handle the extra load of evs? Also, the heavy metals used in batteries are not very enviromentally friendly.

I think autonomous, ride sharing is a bigger deal than ev. That will have a more positive impact for people's wallet, time, and the environment.

Posted on: 6/24 7:15
Top


Chapeau to JCPD
#21
Just can't stay away
Just can't stay away


Two thumbs up to JCPD (off duty) responding to an emergency on the spot, plus a few other brave civilians, including a young teen w/ his dad lending help. What you don't see, nor reported is the 2 local PDs (Eatontown & Tinton Falls) embarrassingly standing idle during the rescue and the local FD waiting for the recovered body to be brought up the hill.
Easter heroes: Electrician, off-duty cops rescue woman from pond

Posted on: 4/21 11:45
Top


Re: Russell Maffei and Marie Tauro Killed by Hit & Run Driver
#22
Just can't stay away
Just can't stay away


+1 Mao's comments. This is really sad news. I knew Marie personally and worked with her for years. She possessed great energy and enthusiasm for life and took pride in her physical health spending many days at the gym or nearby university pool. Never at a loss to share what is on her mind and always looking out for others. She enjoyed traveling - spending much time in the south-west USA. Political views, she was a die-hard Republican, but would help and work for those even of a different party, like our current democratic mayor, if she believed they were a good person and a good leader. She is survived by her son (and grandkids), whom she was so proud of being a very enterprising small business owner in Texas.

Posted on: 4/4 11:01
Top


Re: GoFundMe $$$ fill an Exploited LOOP-HOLE in NJ Open Public Records Act [OPRA] in <1hour !
#23
Just can't stay away
Just can't stay away


"In other words, the city is charging Esther for what is normally a request granted for free, in what appears to be an attempt to dissuade and discourage her from getting these documents. "

She means "free" as in free to her - not free to the taxpayers who are paying the city clerk to perform 5 hours of their ordinary work.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tragedy_of_the_commons


Posted on: 3/27 13:55
Top


Re: Jersey City mayor-elect orders end to citywide reval
#24
Just can't stay away
Just can't stay away


Quote:

light12v wrote:
LAST EVENING ANY PROSPECT FOR ADDING AN ADDITIONAL 16 ACRES TO JC TAX RATE-ABLES WAS ELIMINATED BY OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS.

YOU CAN SEND YOUR THANK-YOU CARDS TO:
MAYOR Steven Fulop
Council President Rolando R. Lavarro, Jr.
Councilwoman at Large Joyce Watterman
Councilman at Large Daniel Rivera
Ward A (Greenville) Councilman Frank Gajewski
Ward E (Downtown) Councilwoman Candice Osborne
Ward F (Bergen/Lafayette) Councilman Jermaine Robinson



Really? Is that so. How much revenue is the city collecting presently on the 16 acres? Here, I'll answer that for you: zero, nada, nothing.


City officials have argued that the deal isn't a giveaway, citing a revenue-sharing portion of its agreement with SciTech Scity. Once the complex earns a surplus beyond $78 million, the city would share in the revenue, initially getting 50 percent and, once the value of the city's land is paid off, 20 percent. If the project doesn't get off the ground, they say, the land reverts back to JCRA control.

..from:

http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... d.html#incart_2box_hudson

Posted on: 3/23 12:36
Top


Re: Jersey City mayor-elect orders end to citywide reval
#25
Just can't stay away
Just can't stay away


Resized Image

Posted on: 3/22 14:17
Top


Re: Jersey City mayor-elect orders end to citywide reval
#26
Just can't stay away
Just can't stay away


Reading the article, he is tackling the problem in an ineffectual, time wasting manner.

One should:

1) make sure your taxes are paid in full, even as bad as the assessment/billing is

2) file an appeal directly with the *County* Board of Taxation.

3) do so before the April 1st deadline.

Unlike him, you notably cut the municipality and its tax assessor out of the loop. This is all covered by statute (NJSA 54:3). Hire a lawyer, already, Phil O.

If you do not like the County Board of Taxation's assessment, then you can appeal to the NJ State Tax Court.

Here's the nice part. When you win your appeal, the municipality refunds your tax overpayment, plus pays an additional 5% interest to you. Tax appeal refunds put a hurt into the muni budget; the town will take notice and direct its attention to its tax assessor or reval firm or both.







Posted on: 3/21 16:58
Top


Re: Jersey City mayor-elect orders end to citywide reval
#27
Just can't stay away
Just can't stay away


Just to be perfectly clear (again)...Message #896 and #904 were written by you, Brewster, in response to my posts. The details are below.

You wrote them. They are your words. Much like your most recent ludicrous suggestion of taking out a reverse mortgage to pay ones property taxes.

Now, instead of lamenting us with your potty mouth diatribes, why not support your opinion with something substantive, like a formal study or inform us of your credentials that make you an authority on the subject.

Then, and only then, will you reconcile your beliefs of how things should be versus how things really are (positive and normative assertions) and how things can/may change MORE feasibly, like a staged reval.

There are some really knowledgeable posters here, like Dan Levin, T-Bird, etc., that unfortunately gets drowned out with a lot of !@#$ explicative-laden noise.

Quote:

brewster wrote:
Quote:

Ralph_Abutts wrote:
[quote]
When Brewster writes that no-one downtown will be affected by the 2xs - 4xs increase of property taxes, overnight, it is not only ludicrous, but loses all credibility with making such an asinine and unsubstantiated comment, repeatedly.


Quote me where I said any such thing. You're just making shit up. Fake News.


#896
When people own $1m homes, there's simply no reason taxes can't be paid.
Posted on: 2016/5/25 12:15

-------------------------------------------

Here's another......

#904
The foreclosure talk is scaremongering plain and simple. The only people who "might" be forced to sell are very recent purchasers of older properties who extended themselves to the max and have little equity to work with. But even if they've only been there 5 years they've seen enough appreciation to be able extract some for taxes, since vlaues have been rising at a rate many times the projected ~2% tax. Buyer of recently condoed or constructed property have little to worry about.
Posted on: 2016/5/25 16:22

Posted on: 2/22 10:13
Top


Re: Jersey City mayor-elect orders end to citywide reval
#28
Just can't stay away
Just can't stay away


Quote:

brewster wrote:
Quote me where I said any such thing. You're just making shit up. Fake News.


Here's one.....

#896
When people own $1m homes, there's simply no reason taxes can't be paid.
Posted on: 2016/5/25 12:15

-------------------------------------------

Here's another......

#904
The foreclosure talk is scaremongering plain and simple. The only people who "might" be forced to sell are very recent purchasers of older properties who extended themselves to the max and have little equity to work with. But even if they've only been there 5 years they've seen enough appreciation to be able extract some for taxes, since vlaues have been rising at a rate many times the projected ~2% tax. Buyer of recently condoed or constructed property have little to worry about.
Posted on: 2016/5/25 16:22

------------------------------------

Both were your direct response to what I had written in this very long thread.

“The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence.” ? Charles Bukowski

Posted on: 2/21 16:50
Top


Re: Jersey City mayor-elect orders end to citywide reval
#29
Just can't stay away
Just can't stay away


Quote:

bodhipooh wrote:
I wonder Ralph_Abutts is the same person


You need not wonder. Brewster's argument is what is fair; mine is what is equitable. There is a difference. If you need evidence of such, look at my provactive and terse followup comments.

Debating fair tax policy, of any sort of taxes, I have no interest. It is interesting, but such debate could fill a book. Reval is of interest.

When Brewster writes that no-one downtown will be affected by the 2xs - 4xs increase of property taxes, overnight, it is not only ludicrous, but loses all credibility with making such an asinine and unsubstantiated comment, repeatedly.

All I am proposing, like others here, is that a one time exception for doing a stage reval occurs. I went into great detail as to why it will be beneficial for all property taxpayers.

Posted on: 2/21 11:07
Top


Re: Jersey City mayor-elect orders end to citywide reval
#30
Just can't stay away
Just can't stay away


[i]
brewster wrote:
That argument is a nonstarter as far as the US tax system is concerned.
[/i]

That's correct > your argument is a nonstarter because the topic is about local property taxes.

Posted on: 2/17 13:40
Top



TopTop
(1) 2 3 »






Login
Username:

Password:

Remember me



Lost Password?

Register now!



LicenseInformation | AboutUs | PrivacyPolicy | Faq | Contact


JERSEY CITY LIST - News & Reviews - Jersey City, NJ - Copyright 2004 - 2017