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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  • The Hoboken Public Education Foundation gala is one of my favorite events of the year. I can’t say enough about the tremendous work Shirael Pollack and the entire board do for our public schools. Thank you to everyone who attended yesterday and supported the foundation!
  • The Bhalla family wishes all Hoboken moms a Happy #mothersday! I’m so blessed to have an incredible role model to our children in my wife Bindya, who is the rock that keeps our family together. I love her and my Mom so much and am fortunate to spend the day with them and the kids!
  • Very proud today to join artist @roigcollection to unveil his mural of one of my heroes growing up, Hoboken native Michael Chang - the first Asian American to win a grand slam. His grit and determination on the tennis court is artfully depicted by Ricardo, whose work is a source of pride and inspiration for our City. I am proud of the many talented artists in Hoboken, and look forward to working the newly formed Arts Advisory Committee we established today to identify additional projects to further beautify our City.
  • No better way to kick off Mother’s Day weekend than with our seniors for the annual Mother’s Day breakfast! Our mothers are the foundation of our families and we wouldn’t be where we are today without their support. Thanks for all you do!
  • Lots of progress being made at the new park at 7th and Jackson! Coming this summer - a new gymnasium with basketball court, lawn area, playground, and more. The park will include underground storage for 450,000 gallons of rain and help reduce flooding. Will be a great addition to our open space on the west side of the City.
  • Over the past 80 years, many things have changed, but one has remained the same - the family tradition of Hoboken’s oldest restaurant, @leosgrandevous. What a wonderful afternoon celebrating their contributions to our City with an honorary street renaming of “Leo’s Way” at 2nd and Grand Streets. Congratulations to Nick DePalma and Grace Sciancalepore on your 80th anniversary!
  • It was a pleasure to join Super Satya, and my friends Raakhee and Agan at @stevenscooperativeschool to celebrate Sikh Awareness Month! It’s never too early to help teach our youngest students the principles of equality and recognizing the many cultures within our inclusive City. Satya helped introduce the Pre-K and Kindergarten classes to turbans and patkas (head covering for Sikh children). Thanks to all the staff for having us earlier this week!
  • Now, more than ever, it’s up to local cities like Hoboken to take the lead in combating climate change. We know first-hand the devastation caused by storms like Sandy, which will become more frequent due to rising sea levels. That’s why on #earthday, Hoboken officially adopted our Climate Action Plan, with a path to carbon neutrality by 2050 and steps we will take to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions. This commitment demonstrates that Hoboken is ready, willing and able to combat climate change.
  • 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

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