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

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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As you may know, Hoboken is currently under a contract dating back to 1994 with SUEZ to administer our water system. This outdated contract is embarrassingly insufficient to meet today’s water infrastructure needs in Hoboken. The contract provides no investments…

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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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  • I’m pleased to share that Hoboken received a perfect score from the @humanrightscampaign for our inclusive LGBTQ+ record! Since my first day in office, I’ve been committed to promoting policies that ensure all people, no matter anyone’s sexual orientation, gender, religion, or any other means of identification, are represented and treated equally in Hoboken. Thank you to former Mayor Dawn Zimmer for setting us on the right path!
  • A big #Hoboken CONGRATS to the 50th Anniversary of Benny Tudinos, home of America's biggest slice, a Hoboken institution, an immigrant success story. We miss you Benny!
  • I’m fortunate that my son, Shabegh was able to receive a quality Pre-K education through Hoboken’s early childhood education, which is in high demand. Thankfully, our new community center at the former YMCA includes much needed classroom space for our Pre-K classes, to help meet the needs of our young children
  • Great to meet with reps from @newyorkredbulls as they have dedicated a series of murals around the field at 1600 Park. This is another great addition to our Mile Square with a lot more to come!
  • Happy Anniversary (+ 1 day) to my much better half and life partner @bindyabhalla who I love dearly and who means everything to me! I am thankful to have such a supportive, loving and strong wife, best friend and nurturing mother to our kids who has been with me every step of the way. We’ve come a long way together and I couldn’t have done it without you! Loved celebrating our anniversary weekend in Stone Harbor.
  • 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 (which will include a public pool!), the @hobokenpef a non-profit dedicated to enhancing our public schools will receive a $1 million donation, while Hoboken's charter schools will receive $300,000! Additional benefits include infrastructure upgrades downtown, $200,000 for affordable housing, a new uptown Hoboken library branch, allocated classroom space for early childhood education classes, guaranteed union labor and good jobs for Hoboken residents once the hotel is built. These multi-million dollar community givebacks are the product of extensive negotiations my administration has engaged in with the developer of a new downtown hotel, which will soon be coming to Hoboken, at a reduced height than originally agreed to in 2017.
  • ‪Wonderful way to start the morning with a reading of “The Koala Who Could” to the Kindergarten and 1st Grade classes of Hoboken Charter. A fun time & great questions from the kids!‬
  • Today from 2:00 - 6:00 pm in front of Hoboken City Hall (94 Washington Street), @carepointhealth is offering free breast exams and mammograms as a part of #breastcancerawareness month.
  • Honored to be named "Honorary Italian Man of the Year" at this year's Hudson County Columbus wreath event! Italian Americans are an integral part of the cultural fabric of Hoboken, our history & what makes #Hoboken so great. Thank you Anthony Romano and Hudson County for the honor! #italianheritagemonth
  • Honor to cut the ribbon on the 20th Year Anniversary of @anthonydavids_ with Mayors Dave Roberts & Dawn Zimmer. Congrats @chefpino & family, you are an integral part of what makes #Hoboken special!

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