Mayor Ravi Bhalla

Mayor Ravi Bhalla

Ravi Bhalla was elected Mayor of Hoboken in November, 2017 out of a field of six candidates. Mayor Bhalla’s campaign championed issues he fought for as a two term Councilmember, including balanced development, open space initiatives, flood remediation, sensible spending, and other important topics facing the Hoboken community. Mayor Bhalla took office on January 1, 2018.

A true believer in the American dream, Mayor Bhalla is the first Sikh to hold elected office in New Jersey and is the first directly elected Sikh to become Mayor in the United States.

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The Issues


One of my top priorities as Mayor will be to upgrade our infrastructure, fix our water mains, roads, sewers and piers and provide regular maintenance. I will ensure that we are better prepared for the intense storms that are predicted…

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I know firsthand the importance of holding the line on taxes and making fiscally responsible decisions. Before I became a Councilman, residents were all socked with an 80% municipal tax increase as a result of the reckless and irresponsible financial…

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We have the unique opportunity to improve the quality of life for residents by committing to make Hoboken more sustainable. We need to continue forward-thinking policies and legislation that will make our City greener, benefiting residents for both the short…

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Latest News

On Friday, we reached a major milestone as the City officially reached an agreement with SUEZ for a new water service contract. This new contract will invest an unprecedented $33 million into upgrading our water main infrastructure over the next…

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Every day, I think about how fortunate I am to serve as Mayor of Hoboken. It is a privilege to work on your behalf as we move forward initiatives that make our City an even better place to live. I’m…

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I hope you’re enjoying the start to spring! I’m pleased to share with you a number of positive updates for our community, including progress for our Northwest Park, Union Dry Dock, repaving our roads, and more. Moving forward on Hoboken’s…

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Meet Our Team

Ravi's at-large Council candidates are Councilman Jim Doyle, Emily Jabbour

Together, Jim, Emily and John combine proven experience with new ideas and energy.

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  • Historic news we announced today with @senatormenendez – Hoboken received $14 MILLION in federal grant money from FEMA to construct our Northwest Resiliency Park and upgrade our flooding infrastructure! When constructed, our Northwest Resiliency Park will become a national model for combatting heavy rain events with above ground green infrastructure as well as an underground water detention system to withhold nearly 2 million gallons of rain.

At its completion, the Northwest Resilience Park will reduce combined sewer overflows in Northwest Hoboken from 4 times a month to 4 times a year – a 90% decrease! Combined with amenities including an athletic field, open lawn, ice skating rink, playground equipment and more, the park will provide game-changing quality of life improvements for residents.
  • ‪Happy #ValentinesDay to all of Hoboken and especially my beautiful wife, Bindya! What I admire most is her unwavering commitment to our family and the incredible role model she is for Shabegh and Arza. She is the love of my life and I can’t wait to spend the evening with her, my mom and kids!‬
  • Spent some quality time with Shabegh this morning at school, where parents come in and read stories written by their kids. Shabegh’s was on how to play basketball - he could probably teach me a thing or two! Time flies by, and it’s a surreal experience to see how he and my daughter, Arza are growing up so quickly. Trying to enjoy each moment as they come.
  • Congratulations to our friends at @lorraineshouseofstyles on 1st Street for being highlighted by “Today in New York” on NBC this morning! Lorraine and her staff recycle hair clippings and foils, excess hair color and other products from her salon, which helps reduce landfill waste and protects our environment. She hopes to get other salons and businesses to participate in this ♻️ effort.

So proud of her team for help with Hoboken’s sustainability efforts - please consider supporting our green businesses and booking an appointment!
  • We are on track to make unprecedented upgrades to our water main system by the end of 2020. Our progress, by the numbers:

5,000: linear feet of water mains to be replaced in 2020

2,000: linear feet replaced in 2019

0: proactive water main replacement in prior 2+ decades

2 miles to be replaced in 2020 .7 miles replaced in 2019

48: service lines replaced in 2019

8: locations with new water mains by end of 2020
  • Great moment for Hoboken with the grand opening of @littlecitybooks, @bwekafe & @parkandbloom in North Hoboken! Wonderful to see the expansion of our locally owned businesses, that will further revitalize our north end. Stop by and #shoplocal for 📚, ☕️ or 💐 at 14th & Adams!
  • Had a great time celebrating Shabegh's 8th birthday today! The years have gone by so quick! He's grown from a little toddler to the smart and savvy Hoboken kid he is today. I love playing and watching sports with Shabegh, chess and other games. We love you Shabegh, now and forever - Happy Birthday!! 🎊🎉🎈
  • Our brand new gym at 7th and Jackson is now open and ready for 🏀! The gym provides a much needed expansion of our recreation programming, and is a terrific addition to our mile square city. Shabegh and Katherine enjoyed the instructional classes today for 8 year olds - thanks Director Pellegrini and coaches!
  • ‪On behalf of the Bhalla family, I wish all of Hoboken a safe and Happy #NewYear filled with joy and happiness! I’m deeply grateful to serve as your Mayor and look forward to even greater things to come for our Mile Square in 2020.‬
  • ‪Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Arza, Shabegh and the Bhalla family!‬

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