HOBOKEN – The agenda of Hoboken reform Mayor Dawn Zimmer will continue full force with her council majority back.
“Tonight, we took back the city of Hoboken,” she said before a crowd in the LCD-lit Washington Street bar. “I’m thrilled that we’re going to be able to pass a budget.”
Her major agenda items, like sale of the municipal hospital and creation of a Fourth Ward park, will move forward now, as will the aggressive transportation agenda.
Sources said a campaign finance reform package put together by the Zimmer majority could be one of the first big-ticket movers to come down the pike. Zimmer supporters said creating strict campaign finance limitations could severely hamstring any suitable machine opponent in the 2013 mayoral race, which is to say Assemblyman Ruben Ramos, (D-33).
By protecting council colleague Peter Cunningham, amd taking out opponent Nino Giacchi, Zimmer adds to her three council at-large allies to rebuild a majority she lost in a November special election.