Not long ago in Jersey City...
Crime was up.
Spirits were down.
Corruption was rampant.
Our budget was in shambles...
But over the past two years, that story has begun to change...
and WE have been the ones to change it.
In greater and greater numbers, the world’s population is moving towards the cities.
And as a new generation moves in, the world will have to find new ways to coexist. To live together. To work together. To grow together.
That’s exactly what we’re doing in Jersey City: We’re finding a better way to live together.
Our side of the Hudson is becoming a new frontier for how to build a community.
Progress is here. It is us.
Today in Jersey City, crime is down; deficits are down. Wages are up. So are the cranes and steel beams and new buildings.
We’ve got new construction, national buzz, a bright future, and some of the world’s best pizza.
Some people say you can’t write a story like this without leaving some people behind. They say there can’t be winners without losers.
That’s a common thing to write about cities today. It always has to be one neighborhood against another; gentrification versus the lifelong resident; worker’s rights versus the corner store’s ability to stay open; progress against tradition.
In Jersey City, we’re proving that this is a false choice. We’re showing that you can build a community where everyone has their best days ahead of them… where we stay true to what they told me in the Marines:
We leave no one behind.
Find out how below…
THE BIGGEST, FAIREST ECONOMIC BOOM IN JC HISTORY
NJ’S FIRST CITY WITH PAID SICK LEAVE
MORE AFFORDABLE HOUSING THAN EVER BEFORE
A BREATHTAKING SKYLINE… THIS SIDE OF THE HUDSON
A NATIONAL LEADER IN PUBLIC SAFETY
KEEPING OUR PROMISE ON PENSIONS
BEST CITY IN THE REGION FOR SMALL BUSINESS
PROVING THAT, YES, NJ REALLY DOES TAKE CARE OF THE ENVIRONMENT
BRINGING LOCAL CONTROL BACK TO SCHOOLS
REBUILDING THE CITY'S CREDIT
NJ'S MOST LGBT-FRIENDLY CITY