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Re: MARCH 10th PROTEST CITY HALL - TURN UP THE HEAT
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I was at the meeting on Wednesday. Was surprised that the turnout wasn't larger. I even made a new sign for the occasion.

It was a long meeting. I left after the public speaking section around 10:45ish.

It just amazes me these guys. I love in the video you see the guy sleeping. I was told this is our deputy mayor. Simply amazing. If I were caught sleeping on the job I'd be severely reprimanded.

Please all, stay mad at this.... this incompetency cannot be ignored.

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"God grant me the courage not to give up what I think is right even thou I think it is hopeless." - Chester W. Nimitz


Nice.

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There's approx 2 council meetings per month. Surely we can find the time to attend even if we don't speak at every one. Problem is if we forget about it, we lose interest and give into other less important things like watching stupid TV programs and eating too much food. Let us make positive choices and changes in our lives AND our city.

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Many a posts state to vote out the incumbent but the real solution is to put in a candidate who is not from either major machine party...someone like Fulop. Vote in somebody from out in left field a person we as a majority will have influence in representing us, who thinks like us, and who will speak up for us...like Fulop. Lets retire the current administration...Except for Steve of course.

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"God grant me the courage not to give up what I think is right even thou I think it is hopeless." - Chester W. Nimitz

Posted on: 2010/3/11 13:58
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Sorry to tell you T-Bird but I'm not part of the machine. I used to go to the city council meetings and I was against all of the political bull. I grew tired of it and decided to move out of the city. I've said it in the past the only way to change things is to change things. Everyone complained about the current government yet they still voted them back in, not me. So you get what you asked for, that's why I moved. I was born and raised in Jersey City lived there for over thirty-five years and remember what it was like and see what it has become.

I don't like where this is going, sure I'll admit alot of areas have improved but most areas of the city have gotten worse. If the only ones speaking out are in the downtown area then it will do nothing. That only accounts for about 1/5 of the population. What you need to do is organize more neighborhoods and have large groups from all over the city to show up and speak thier minds. I agree a change is needed. Maybe someone should think about contacted the neighborhood assoc. leaders from around the city. Imagine if each leader brought 15 people with them to a city council meeting, instead of a hundred or a hundred and fifty people showing up you would have over a thousand. They would have to listen to you then. Have each neighborhood block assoc. leader have fifteen or twenty people from thier area call thier council people each day to complain about things in the neighborhood. Right now the way I see it the only ones putting an effort in is the downtown area, thats like building a house with a tack hammer, lets break out the power tools.

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No sh!t. The taxpayers are going to continue to lose until there is an election. Pure and simple. Doesn't take a savant on a message board to figure that out. Some version of the originally proposed tax increase is going to happen. And it's probably going to happen again in 2011.

The thing is, there are a lot of people who are going to make sure that no one forgets who shat on them (Brennan, Gaughan, Vega - well, he'll be in jail, but still, Flood, Sottolano.) Go back and tell your Healy flunky that little victories right now are coming at a great expense in the future.


Precisely correct. We are watching. We will remember. I've never been active in a JC election but now I will be very involved in the next one and I'm not the only one.

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I don't like to say I told you so, but just from reading some of the posts it seems as if the tax payers have lost another round.


No sh!t. The taxpayers are going to continue to lose until there is an election. Pure and simple. Doesn't take a savant on a message board to figure that out. Some version of the originally proposed tax increase is going to happen. And it's probably going to happen again in 2011.

The thing is, there are a lot of people who are going to make sure that no one forgets who shat on them (Brennan, Gaughan, Vega - well, he'll be in jail, but still, Flood, Sottolano.) Go back and tell your Healy flunky that little victories right now are coming at a great expense in the future.

So you, jc73, and your cronies should get your resumes together. Because soon you will be looking for a job. Or going to jail. Not sure how deep you are in it, but I wouldn't feel too comfortable if I were you.

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Let's lose the pessimism the next round and do our part.
The tax payers need to continue to show up at these council meetings and speak up. If we don't show up--we've lost. If you can't make the meetings, call the council members, call the mayor. Don't let this drop.

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I don't like to say I told you so, but just from reading some of the posts it seems as if the tax payers have lost another round.

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Council passed the ordinances requiring 20% copayment on insurance for JCIA and JCMUA board members, and they think the people should be grateful that we still get to pick up the tab for 80%. Councilwoman Richardson had no idea what she was voting for or against.


Turnout wasn't great but I still liked it, because I felt the people actually talked and not yelled. I thought that would have meant something to them, but it didn't.

I wanted to get up and punch "corporate council" in the face for trying to trick Richardson. I'm surprised she caved in. Too bad Fulop wasn't there then. I wanted to correct everyone who was against Richardson, but public speaking was over.

The guy clearly stated that there was currently no ordinance in place stating that they should get benefits. Therefore Sottolano was not only wrong, he lied. If there was no ordinance in place, voting this down means that there remains no ordinance in place. That guy from the corp council has got to be a lawyer cause he worked his way the hell out of that one.

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funny ... so funny ... sadly!

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Council passed the ordinances requiring 20% copayment on insurance for JCIA and JCMUA board members, and they think the people should be grateful that we still get to pick up the tab for 80%. Councilwoman Richardson had no idea what she was voting for or against.

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Gaughan has been voted in for 20 straight years. I don't blame him for thinking he owns the seat. It is up to the people to kick him out of office.

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There is not a great turnout tonight! Try to get here.

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Gaughan believes the seat belongs and is owned by him and to be passed down to his daughter.

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We need to replace the machine. A slate of fine persons like Fulop and Levine will come forward.

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i can't make it there tonight but if SOMEONE from the heights goes, can you please put gaughan on the spot. he does NOT respond to any emails, and no voicemail is ridiculous. I met him a few years ago at a function and he asked if he could count on my vote. he was very personable and told me all about living in the city, ect. I came away w/ a good feeling, not anymore. i voted against him in the last election and will continue to do so. the Heights needs someone better to run against him. b/c i have a feeling the machine has his replacement already waiting in the wings...


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There are multiple additional ways we can demonstrate our dissatisfaction with the Mayor, the members of the City Council, and the current political power structure of the City. One of them is to come to the meeting and show our numbers.

Another alternative is to call the Mayor and members of the City Council every day and demand that they resign, lower taxes, provide better service, take a pay cut, etc.


As a side note, neither Bill Gaughan nor his aide (his daughter BTW) have voicemail at their numbers. The numbers just ring and ring if nobody answers. Doesn't matter though, with the exception of Fulop, none of the councilmembers seem to listen to their voicemail anyway...

I heard that Bill Gaughan stated that "e-mail is for yuppies!"
Whay can't we hear him explain for himself why he does not have either voice mail or e-mail.

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I wish Sue Simmons would be there herself to look at Council and scream, "...the F--- are you doing?!?!?"

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Channel 4 (NBC) News van outside of City Hall now...guess they will be covering the meeting.

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I'll be there! Hope all of you will be too.

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Hope to see everyone there. It should be quite interesting.

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Be there.

Bring your neighbors, friends and family.

Fight.

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Was watching News 12 New Jersey, they announced Wednesday's City Council meeting and Jersey City residents fighting against the tax increase.

Looks like they will be there covering the meeting.

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just want to remind everyone about the petition that we have sent to the governor in an attempt to stop the jersey city tax increase ...

if you have not signed the petition, please do ... we will also be there at the meeting ...

http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/s ... ey-city-tax-increase.html

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The 90K full time salary proposal is a distraction to throw us off from the real issue.

The meetings in the next week with the different departments is a dog and pony show. They want to say look at us, we listened. They should have had the department meetings months ago, that's if they were serious.

We need action.

Stay focused.

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Will the council answer questions if asked? Or is it not supposed to be interactive? Can we ask a specific councilmember a question?


Yes, you can ask questions.

Call the City Clerk's office to get on the agenda.

Tel. 201-547-5150

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Will the council answer questions if asked? Or is it not supposed to be interactive? Can we ask a specific councilmember a question?

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Let's all focus on showing up for the Wed night meeting. The 90K full time council position smokescreen has already been started. Let's not get distracted. IMHO we should continue to let them know that increasing our taxes is unacceptable. They need to cut costs in an ethical and intelligent manner. Period. Now. It seems to me that they are waiting for us to lose our enthusiasm. If more folks, like myself, that were previously apathetic or lazy (guilty as charged) show up and are persistent.....They will eventually get the message. Wed every living breathing upset body will make a difference.

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I think Wednesday is going to be a very interesting evening especially in light of Viola's introduction of 90K/yr full time council positions.

But will they work the same hours. I don't recall reading about this. I am glad there are other sources of medium to find out when I will be swindled. So thank you jclist for being an informative medium with the message.


Yes, thank you Webmaster.

We need to be there on the 10th in full force.

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