An ordinance that would require contractors to fully repave city streets following the completion of any utility work is up for final adoption by the City Council next week.
The measure, which is being advanced by Ward E Councilwoman Candice Osborne and is modeled after a successful Union City road-resurfacing program, specifically prohibits the opening of streets repaved in the last five years, except for emergency repairs.
After vetoing legislation that would have started the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey on the road to reform, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Gov. Christopher Christie issued recommendations that have a number of local officials seeing red.
This summer, I was happy to lead Mayor Fulop's Technology transition team. Over the coming months, we will begin to set up a series of task force's to begin to tackle the objectives outlined in this report. Each task force will recruit community involvement to ensure that we are tapping into local technology talent and arrive at the best outcome.
Like many of you, I woke up this morning to find out that Jersey City would not have direct PATH access to NYC on weekends beginning on February 14th, Valentines Day. I find the lack of communication and the lack of alternatives unacceptable and tomorrow morning a letter will be sent to the Executive Director of the Port Authority. I encourage all of you not only to read my letter below, but also to send letters asking the Port Authority to take a greater consideration with their approach resolving maintenance needs given the current transportation demand in Jersey City.