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

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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  • As one of New Jersey's coastal communities, we have an obligation to preserve and protect our treasured waterfront. Needless to say, a diesel depot poses a real and substantial risk to the environment. Among those at risk of breathing in toxic fumes from this depot include 600 preschoolers, 7,000 residents and visitors participating in water activities at Hoboken Cove, and thousands of local residents.

Over the past year, we are fortunate @govmurphy has taken our State’s environmental policies back in the right direction. Unlike his predecessor, he’s committed to making New Jersey a leader in combatting climate change, committing to the aspirations of the Paris Climate Agreement, and protecting coastal communities from environmental risks including offshore drilling. 
I am optimistic that Governor Murphy will continue his progressive track record on environmental issues, and ensure a refueling depot doesn’t ruin our waterfront. Our 600 preschoolers, 7,000 paddleboarders, and thousands of nearby residents are depending on it. #SaveOurWaterfront (Photo courtesy of Hoboken Residents for a Public Waterfront)
  • Thrilled to join the Hoboken Homelessness Task Force and “Super Satya” earlier today to unveil new homelessness donation meters located in 8 locations. Donations made at these new orange meters will benefit Hoboken homeless initiatives including those organized by the @hoboken_shelter. You can also text “GIVE” to 201-733-4196 to donate directly to the shelter.

Thank you to the task force for your advocacy for this critical issue, and for #TeamSatya for helping us spread the word this afternoon!
  • Our turf rehabilitation project at Church Square Park is complete and the new turf is ready to go! It’s the latest example of upgrades we’re making in our City parks. More to come!
  • Thank you to @mikiesherrill for your support last night! You are an inspiration to us all and we look forward to your leadership in DC. Thank you also to @hobokenemily, Councilman Doyle, @rajmukherji, Assemblywoman Chaparro, Sheriff Schillari, Mayor Turner and the 100+ community members for joining!
  • ‪Congratulations to @lightbridgeacademy at 100 Marshall Street on your grand opening! A great day care and educational addition to Hoboken for infants and little children.‬
  • This is the note President Bush left President Clinton when he took office. Public servants at all levels of government should take note of President Bush’s grace and humility for his former political opponent. His hope was for a more perfect union, a country that continued as the beacon of hope for generations to come. President Clinton was no longer his political foe, but instead the leader of our great nation. “Your success is now our country’s success. I am rooting hard for you.” Rest In Peace, President Bush.
  • We are lucky to live in a city like Hoboken with so many compassionate residents looking to make a difference and give back to those in need. Thank you to @citychallengerace for the generous donation to the @hoboken_shelter which will sponsor 1,116 meals, and for all of the volunteers lending a helping hand.

If you’d like to support the Hoboken Shelter, it will be hosting their 15th annual auction fundraiser on Tuesday, December 11 at 6:30 pm. Tickets can be found at
  • Hoboken is so fortunate to have a number of organizations that do an incredible job of giving back to our community. These non-profits, schools, volunteer groups, and more are what make Hoboken a truly special place. This #GivingTuesday, please consider supporting these Hoboken organizations on this list, not just today, but throughout the year as well. Thank you!

Big Brothers Big Sisters
Boys & Girls Club of Hoboken
Elysian Charter School of Hoboken
Hoboken Charter School
Hoboken Catholic Academy
Hoboken Volunteer Ambulance Corps
Hoboken American Legion Post 107
Hoboken Quality of Life Coalition
@hccasa County CASA
  • ‪#SmallBusinessSaturday is a great family activity! Bindya and the kids enjoyed checking out the businesses on 1st Street - clothes at @vintageonfirst, art at @daisyswearableart, coffee at @restorehealthbar (opened recently) and smoothies from @simplyjuiced_hoboken. Everything you need is here in Hoboken! #shoplocal
  • ‪Enjoying #SmallBusinessSaturday with the family at some of our local businesses! We stopped by the art gallery of talented artist Alex Morales. The art is beautiful - come stop by 365 1st Street to support a local artist and business! #shoplocal‬

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