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

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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

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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  • ‪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!
  • We are always looking to improve our local transportation options and support our businesses - that’s why this year we are adding a free “Holiday HOP” on weekends starting Nov 24 through Dec 30 from 11am - 7pm along 126 bus route in Hoboken. Will be a great way to get around + #shoplocal. 
We’re also adding free parking in municipal garages (B, D, Midtown) on weekends between Nov 24 and Dec 30 for anyone who has a $20 receipt for a Hoboken shopping or dining establishment.
  • Union Dry Dock, an area next to a residential neighborhood, is ABSOLUTELY NOT an appropriate location for a ferry refueling station. Our own study shows a better alternative is Lackawanna Terminal in South Hoboken where there is already a transit hub, which NJ Transit themselves said in 2009. Instead, Union Dry Dock should be turned into a public park (rendering pictured), which would connect this last piece of our waterfront so residents can enjoy open space and NOT have a refueling station next door.
  • Really enjoyed celebrating Diwali in #Hoboken this afternoon! Great vibe, tons of energy & even got on the dance floor! Most important, touching to see Indian American Hobokenites who have been living here since the 1970's coming out & taking so much pride in Diwali in Hoboken!
  • Proud to stand with American Legion Post 107 as #Hoboken honors the countless veterans who risked their lives for our safety. This #VeteransDay we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the armistice of WW1 & the role that Hoboken played in supporting our troops during the war.
  • Proud to have kicked off an expanded composting program this afternoon in Hoboken! Partnering with the Community Compost Company, we now offer FREE weekly curbside pickup of food scraps for local businesses and schools, as well as FREE compost drop off site for Hoboken residents. 
Residents are invited to drop off food scraps and other compostable materials at the Public Works Garage, 256 Observer Highway, on Saturdays from 9 am – 12 noon and Mondays from 8 am – 12 noon.
  • ‪A truly humbling morning today in Newark joining Police Chief Ken Ferrante, members of the Hoboken Police Department, and officers from across the state at the annual Blue Mass. Thank you to all who protect and serve our communities; your call to service is deeply appreciated. Thank you Cardinal Tobin for hosting us. ‬
  • Just voted! Be sure to cast your ballot today! Polls in New Jersey close at 8 pm. If they can't find your name in the books or have any other issues, insist on filling out a provisional (paper) ballot. But don't go home without exercising your right to vote! #itsnevermatteredmore

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