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

As you may have heard, last week I shared the news that we negotiated a revised agreement with the downtown hotel developerthat invests almost $5 million in our recreation facilities, schools, and other important causes. This is a big win…

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I’m incredibly excited to share with you some news: Hoboken will soon see a brand new community center with a complete renovation of the former YMCA building! In addition to a new community center, the Hoboken Public Education Foundation, a…

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It is an unfortunate reality that on any given night, thousands of Americans are homeless and living out on the streets. In Hoboken, we too are faced with this humanitarian crisis with upwards of 1,000 homeless people, including families and…

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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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  • ‪Congratulations to @lightbridgeacademy at 100 Marshall Street on your grand opening! A great day care and educational addition to Hoboken for infants and little children.‬
  • This is the note President Bush left President Clinton when he took office. Public servants at all levels of government should take note of President Bush’s grace and humility for his former political opponent. His hope was for a more perfect union, a country that continued as the beacon of hope for generations to come. President Clinton was no longer his political foe, but instead the leader of our great nation. “Your success is now our country’s success. I am rooting hard for you.” Rest In Peace, President Bush.
  • We are lucky to live in a city like Hoboken with so many compassionate residents looking to make a difference and give back to those in need. Thank you to @citychallengerace for the generous donation to the @hoboken_shelter which will sponsor 1,116 meals, and for all of the volunteers lending a helping hand.

If you’d like to support the Hoboken Shelter, it will be hosting their 15th annual auction fundraiser on Tuesday, December 11 at 6:30 pm. Tickets can be found at
  • Hoboken is so fortunate to have a number of organizations that do an incredible job of giving back to our community. These non-profits, schools, volunteer groups, and more are what make Hoboken a truly special place. This #GivingTuesday, please consider supporting these Hoboken organizations on this list, not just today, but throughout the year as well. Thank you!

Big Brothers Big Sisters
Boys & Girls Club of Hoboken
Elysian Charter School of Hoboken
Hoboken Charter School
Hoboken Catholic Academy
Hoboken Volunteer Ambulance Corps
Hoboken American Legion Post 107
Hoboken Quality of Life Coalition
@hccasa County CASA
  • ‪#SmallBusinessSaturday is a great family activity! Bindya and the kids enjoyed checking out the businesses on 1st Street - clothes at @vintageonfirst, art at @daisyswearableart, coffee at @restorehealthbar (opened recently) and smoothies from @simplyjuiced_hoboken. Everything you need is here in Hoboken! #shoplocal
  • ‪Enjoying #SmallBusinessSaturday with the family at some of our local businesses! We stopped by the art gallery of talented artist Alex Morales. The art is beautiful - come stop by 365 1st Street to support a local artist and business! #shoplocal‬
  • This weekend on Small Business Saturday, don’t forget to #shoplocal in Hoboken! This year, we’re making it more convenient to get around town to check out our wonderful small businesses with the new (and free) Holiday HOP, which operates along the 126 bus route between Hoboken Terminal and 14th Street (11 am to 7 pm) every weekend through December 30.

And, if you shop local or dine in a Hoboken establishment ($20 and up) we are offering FREE parking in municipal garages B, D, and Midtown for up to four hours per day starting this weekend through December 30 (show your receipt to the parking attendant). Photo credit to local artist @roigcollection - lots of great businesses along 1st Street to check out (including Ricardo’s gallery, located at 252 1st Street)

#smallbusinesssaturday #Hoboken
  • ‪Just had a productive conversation with NJ Transit about the long lines at bus stops across #Hoboken.  They have agreed that after Thanksgiving, Articulated Buses will be added to the 126 Line.  Articulated buses have 30% more capacity & hopefully will alleviate some of the lines.‬ NJ Transit has also agreed to have some of the buses start midway up the 126 route given the long lines uptown.
  • ‪Great to join my friends at Fox Hill Gardens for their annual Thanksgiving celebration! My administration is committed to finding new and innovative ways to support our seniors across the city. If you have ideas, please share them with Dir. Pellegrini and myself. #ThanksgivingWeek ‬
  • Inspired today to participate in Let's Share A Meal, a homeless feeding the Sikh Temple in Jersey City leads, annually serving over 15,000 meals at over 80 homeless shelters. LSM is on the occasion of the birth of Sikhisim's founder, Guru Nanak & exeplifies "seva" which means means selfless service to humanity.  This year our family prepared meals at the temple then served lunch at the @hoboken_shelter. We'll have another feeding at the Hoboken Shelter this Sunday at 7 pm. Thank you to Jersey City Mayor @stevenfulopjc & Council President @rlavarro for joining!

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