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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  • It was a pleasure to join @urbansoulshoboken for their grand opening at 100 Hudson Street! Run by Hoboken resident Karen Flannery and Brendan Gibbons, the new spot is a perfect place to relax with meditation, yoga, a cup of tea, or even take a 30 minute “mind reset” lunch break (in your work clothes!). And, they’re a part of our free Summer Fun fitness in the park classes. Be sure to check them out!
  • Wishing best of luck to all Hoboken Little League teams on opening day...but especially to Marty Anderson’s The Hammers! I may be biased but I think they may have the next two Aaron Judges right here... #itshammertime
  • Today, we reached a major milestone with the agreement of a new water service contract with SUEZ. This new contract will invest an unprecedented $33 million into upgrading our water main infrastructure over the next 15 years. This provides over SIX TIMES the amount of investment for our system than the current contract. Hoboken is finally turning the page on vast under-investment into our aging water mains due to a previous contract that provided ZERO proactive water main upgrades.

Now, Hoboken, as opposed to SUEZ, will take the majority of the revenue generated from the system and proactively invest millions of dollars into water infrastructure through a public water utility – a big shift from the current private water concession system. In addition, $2 million will be invested into smart leak technology, which will help detect irregularities in the system and preventing water main breaks before they occur.
  • Little City Books is kicking off it’s first literary weekend in only a few hours! Lots of terrific local authors and activities for the whole family. It’s not too late to join - get your tickets at Congrats to Donna, Kate and the entire team for hosting this weekend’s events!
  • Great news – Hoboken will become the first City in New Jersey, and one of the first in the tri-state area to launch an electric scooter sharing program! Electric scooters will help residents easily travel around our city, reduce congestion on our roadways, and improve access to transit stations and business districts. This is another way Hoboken is leading the way in implementing environmentally responsible transportation initiatives that provide a direct quality of life benefit for residents.

In the coming weeks, our transportation team will roll out the electric scooter program with two companies, Lime and P3GM that will provide electric scooters for rental by residents and visitors. A big thank you Director Ryan Sharp and his team in City Hall for their hard work over the past year to make electric scooters a reality in Hoboken.
  • ‪#TeamBhalla stands with #TeamBooker! Great hosting the next President of the United States in Hoboken today. ‬
  • I'm pleased to report that on Wednesday, Hoboken moved forward with funding authorization to construct our Northwest Park, which will soon become the City's largest park at five acres! With the final design now complete that includes both active and passive amenities, as well as above and below ground infrastructure to reduce flooding on Northwest Hoboken, I look forward to breaking ground  with our community later this year. Thank you to all the residents who have helped make this major park project possible. More to come soon!
  • Raised the Irish flag today at City Hall with @hobokenemily, Jimmy Farina and @rock star of Environmental Services, Pete Wehmeyer, then celebrated with seniors for our St. Patrick’s Day lunch. Thanks as always to Tom, Cosmo and all of the staff who make the day special for our seniors.

We are thankful for the contributions of Irish Americans in Hoboken, who helped build the foundation of our City in the 1800s. Looking forward to our upcoming Irish festival (details coming soon), where we’ll be hosting family friendly activities to celebrate Irish culture in our City.
  • We’re always looking to enhance our waterfront, and this year we’re planning substantial upgrades to our south waterfront walkway and bike paths. This will help improve our waterfront connectivity, increase pedestrian and bike safety measures, add trees and vegetation, and restore the walkway.

Please hold the date for a community meeting on April 30 at 6:30 pm at the Multi-Service Center (124 Grand Street) to provide input on the concept plans.
  • THANK YOU to the hundreds of residents who marched today to help #saveourwaterfront! And, to @hoboken_fbw for organizing this morning’s event. Together, we’ll connect the last piece of our waterfront as a public park for all to enjoy.

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