In an election year, don’t expect a state takeover of Hoboken

If Peter Cammarano refuses to resign, there is not much the people of Hoboken can do to oust him as mayor right now. New Jersey law prohibits a recall election during the first year in office, and there is no mechanism for the impeachment of a mayor. The only way to limit the legal authority Cammarano exercises as mayor would be for one of his constituents, Gov. Jon Corzine, to call the Legislature back into session and propose a state takeover of Hoboken.

Assemblyman Ruben Ramos, the Hoboken Democratic Municipal Chairman, has already called on Cammarano to resign. So has Corzine.

In an election year, don’t expect a state takeover of Hoboken