As you probably know, my friend and colleague, Councilman Ravi Bhalla is running for Mayor of Hoboken, and I’m thrilled to join his team. I’ve served with Ravi on the Council, and I know firsthand that there is no better person ready to hit the ground running on Day 1 as our next Mayor.
Throughout his eight years on the Council, Ravi has faced difficult votes with real life consequences, and he has consistently done the right thing for our City. When Mayor Dawn Zimmer and Ravi first took office, the City’s finances were in dire straits, with municipal taxes having risen 70% the year before and the State having taken over the City’s finances. Ravi supported Mayor Zimmer’s plan to restructure and redeploy the police and fire departments that increased patrols, but also saved taxpayers millions of dollars. Thanks to these types of difficult decisions, Hoboken’s taxes were stabilized, and the City was able to steadily improve it’s financial condition from near junk-bond status; ultimately acquiring the AA+ bond rating that it has today.
Councilman Jim Doyle