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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  • I’m extremely proud to promote Audra Carter as the first ever female Battalion Chief in the Hoboken Fire Department. Not only is Battalion Chief Carter supremely qualified for the position given her 18 years serving as a Firefighter and Fire Captain, she also has the tenacity to keep improving in her profession to serve as a shining example to others. I can think of no better person to serve as a trailblazer for women in the Hoboken Fire Department and send my congratulations to Audra and her colleagues on this historic day.

I also extend my sincere congratulations to Fire Captain Josh Piñeiro on the well-deserved promotion to Fire Captain and thank retiring Battalion Chief Rozmester for his 26 years of public service to our residents.
  • New today - I signed an executive order permitting fitness clubs to use select City parks and fields to host socially distant, outdoor workouts of up to 15 people. We recognize the challenges of anticipated indoor capacity limits once gyms and fitness clubs open - our open areas provide the necessary room for safe social distancing of at least six feet at all times.

Fitness clubs can sign up to reserve outdoor space, and more info at
  • ‪Thanks to our partnership with PromptMD, we tested 100 seniors for COVID-19 going door to door yesterday at Columbian Towers. Last week, 104 seniors were tested at Fox Hill with none testing positive. Thank you to Dr. Islam, Christine Herman and the Prompt MD staff for helping keep everyone safe!‬
  • Glad to share that in partnership with Riverside Medical Group, we are expanding our rapid COVID-19 testing to all employees of Hoboken businesses, regardless of symptoms. This is an important aspect of preparing for a safe re-opening, restoring confidence to customers and lending a hand to our small businesses during this pandemic.

Thank you to Dr. Brahmbhatt and the Riverside staff for the continued support, and to the members of the Hoboken Economic Recovery Task Force for providing this excellent suggestion. Business owners should call the Hoboken CERT hotline in City Hall at 201-420-5621 to register employees for a test.
  • Open streets, today on Park Ave & 10th Street, have provided a safe way to enjoy the outdoors with social distancing. We are making the best use of public space given Hoboken has over 50,000 residents and is only a little over 1 square mile. 🚴🏼‍♂️, 🚶🏽or 🏃‍♀️with the family between Church Square & Columbus Parks until 8 pm tonight!
  • Good news for 🐕 owners - we are renovating our 🐶 parks at Church Square Park and Stevens Park to install new, K9 turf in order to modernize both spaces, similar to the new dog park we installed last year at 2nd and Hudson Streets. When this construction is complete, which should be in the near future, we will be re-opening our dog parks here and in other City locations. A re-opening of dog parks will include social distancing requirements and capacity limits to ensure everyone’s safety.

Thank you to Hudson County for providing grant funding for these renovations which I know will be a big hit with 🐕‍🦺🦮🐩🐕!
  • Wishing a Happy #MothersDay  to Hoboken moms & especially the most important women in my life- my mom & wife! It’s also Arza’s 13th birthday today so we’re celebrating for her as well (it happens to be my bday too). Shabegh is doing a lot of celebrating for the Bhalla household 🤣
  • Great usage of our pilot open street on Jefferson Street today! Kids were riding bikes, families were enjoying walks, and lots of room to practice social distancing with some fresh air. And, glad to see the majority of people responsibly wearing face masks. The pilot will continue tomorrow from 8 am until 8 pm on Jefferson between 3rd and 11th Street.

Thank you to our five traffic control officers for helping cars navigate the intersections and helping residents gain access to garages.
  • A gradual re-opening of our parks yesterday included the unofficial grand opening of an additional acre of land at 7th and Jackson that includes an open lawn, plaza, and more. This is the last addition of the 7th and Jackson Resiliency Park, that has an underground storage capacity of 470,000 gallons of water. It’s one more acre our residents can utilize to social distance, and we’ll eventually look to expand this space’s programming when it’s safe.

Thanks to Larry Bijou and his team at Bijou Properties for the partnership to make this park a reality.
  • ‪Spent time with Rabbi Schapiro from the Chabad of Hoboken and Jersey City this morning providing face masks in Church Square Park for the first phase of the parks re-opening. Thank you to the Rabbi for donating over 3,500 face masks for our seniors and Hoboken residents today!‬ #HobokenStrong

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