Jersey City a beacon of hope despite anti-immigrant rhetoric elsewhere

Jersey City a beacon of hope despite anti-immigrant rhetoric elsewhere

Yesterday, as the president signed an executive order banning refugees from over half a dozen countries, it is important to remember that while such orders have the ability to change policy, they do not have the ability to change our values.

Working Together to Build a Safer City

Working Together to Build a Safer City

This week, Jersey City reached a significant milestone- for the first time in 20 years, we have grown the Jersey City Police Department above 900 officers. When our team took office in 2013, the Jersey City Police Department was at 779 officers, and during the past three years we have hired eight classes of new officers. 

 

Upgrades

This week in Jersey City, we continue to champion the idea that if we manage our city efficiently and effectively, government can work, and as we have seen, it can work well. We have succeeded in keeping municipal taxes flat for the past three years and have received our third consecutive credit upgrade, all while hiring over 200 police officers, putting $6 million dollars into our city park system, and investing in affordable housing citywide. Jersey City is proof that we can maintain both a forward-looking approach to fiscal planning and a strong commitment to providing important services for our residents.

One Jersey City

This week in Jersey City, we continue to make progress on our commitment to bridge the gap between neighborhoods. Change doesn’t happen overnight, and big progress happens by taking small steps every single day. This week was particularly successful with regards to moving development away from the waterfront. 

We Leave No One Behind

We Leave No One Behind

This week in Jersey City we continue to prove our commitment to what I learned in the Marine Corps- "Leave No One Behind". This idea has been at the core of our efforts, and I believe that this week's stories exemplify our dedication to providing opportunities for all of our residents to succeed.