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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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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  • So proud of the children who sold baked goods and postcards this weekend to raise over $400 for organizations that assist asylees, and wrote letters in support of our immigrants at the border. #FamiliesBelongTogether
  • Our new 🐕 park at 2nd and Hudson is now open to the public! The park makes use of previously unused space and is one of the first quality of life projects we began last year. The 🐶 park includes new k9 turf, separate areas for large and small dogs, shade structures, pet waste stations, sound barrier, pet hydration station, and more.
  • Congratulations to Hoboken residents, Kamaljit and Jasmine on your wedding day! It was an honor to marry the beautiful bride and groom and perform my first Sikh wedding. Bole so Nihal!
  • Protected bike lanes (like this one in Jersey City) will provide the necessary infrastructure to encourage alternative transportation and make our streets safer for everyone. They’re a part of our Vision Zero campaign to eliminate traffic related injuries by 2030. We’ll be piloting a protected lane on Clinton Street pending Council approval at tonight’s meeting - please reach out to your Councilmembers and encourage them to vote in favor of safer streets!
  • Very proud to join Commander John Carey, Mark Villamar and our Hoboken veterans to celebrate the grand opening of the new American Legion Post 107, which includes housing for six homeless veterans. Hoboken is ready, willing and able to do its part to combat veterans homelessness, and this project is a perfect example of what can happen when all branches of government work together for a noble cause. We owe our veterans an enormous debt of gratitude for all they've done for our country, and it's so important to ensure these brave men and women have a place to sleep and the necessary supportive services when they return.

Thank you to Senator Bob Menendez for joining us, and to Senator Cory Booker, County Executive Tom DeGise, Mayor Dawn Zimmer, Mayor Richard Turner, Assemblywoman Annette Chaparro, Assemblyman Raj Mukherji, the City Council, Monarch Housing, and all City, County and State staff for making this project a reality.
  • You may not see it now when taking your kids to the new resiliency park at 7th and Jackson, but installed underground is a detention system to withhold over 450,000 gallons of rainwater during storms to help mitigate localized flooding. Our parks, which include the Southwest Park and future Northwest Park, are a part of our comprehensive strategy to make Hoboken more resilient from heavy rainfall events and the effects of climate change.
  • Proud to be cutting the ribbon on another park in West Hoboken at 7th and Jackson! Brings another two acres of much needed open space with a playground, lawn, gym, and infrastructure to withhold over 450,000 gallons of rainwater and reduce local flooding. Thanks to former Mayor Dawn Zimmer, Larry Bijou, and so many others for helping complete this park. Today is a great day for Hoboken!
  • ‪This is why Hoboken is so special - over 40 #pride flags on the 1200 block of Bloomfield Street! Love this display of solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community. #loveislove 🏳️‍🌈‬
  • ‪First day and last day of school for Shabegh and Arza! The year flew by. Bindya and I are really proud of these two and love them so much. Hope all Hoboken kids, teachers and parents have a great summer!‬
  • My brother, Amar and I are so grateful for all the love and support our father, Ranbir has given us over the years. When he first came to the United States and enrolled at Penn State University, he was told when he arrived that he should cut his hair and shave his beard. My dad, not wanting to relinquish his identity, flatly refused. He eventually got his degree, and went on to own his own successful business while raising my brother and me. It’s because of him that we both are where we are today, and we’ll never forget that.

From all of the Bhallas, wishing all Hoboken fathers a Happy #fathersday!

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