Both Christie and Menendez to speak at Fulop’s swearing-in ceremony

The official inauguration of Mayor Steven M. Fulop, the 49th mayor of Jersey City, will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, July 1 outside of City Hall, 280 Grove St., in a public celebration.

Mayor-Elect Fulop chose an inauguration format similar to that of Mayor Thomas Smith in the 1970s in the hope of bringing the people back to City Hall to be part of the ceremony and part of the civic process.

“We believe that government should be responsive and should work for the people, which is why we chose to break with tradition and have our Inaugural ceremony at City Hall and after the work hours, so as many people could participate as possible,” said Fulop. “The Inauguration is the first step in the process of bringing change to city government and we want the residents of Jersey City to be with us each step of the way.”

Fulop will be sworn in by the Honorable Katharine S. Hayden, U.S. District Court Judge for the District of New Jersey. He will then deliver his Inaugural Address and outline his administration’s vision and goals.

Gov. Chris Christie and U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) will deliver remarks.

The nine City Council members will also be sworn in during the ceremony.

The block party celebration, which is free and open to the public, will take place between 4 and 8 p.m. and will include a performance by ELEW, who has performed for President Barack Obama at the White House, as well as local Jersey City bands, food vendors, and much more. Both Christie and Menendez to speak at Fulop’s swearing-in ceremony