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Tarance Bryant was serving the country overseas in our military when he more than likely would have been part of a promotion class of top JCPD performers I promoted. The civil service promotion list he was a part of expires today so we made sure to promote him individually yesterday. Congratulations to Sergeant Bryant and his family. This is a small gesture on behalf of the residents of Jersey City in appreciation to your service to our country in the military and our city as a great performer in the JCPD. Congrats!
The Jersey Journal today covers our plan to reshape the West Side of Jersey City towards creating a more thoughtful mixed income community and to better plan the traffic/infrastructure changes around 440. If we are going to be a great mid-size city we need to learn from past mistakes, think big, think long term, and execute well. While this is for certain a big investment our administration has been responsible over the last 5 years to stabilize taxes for 5 years, execute the reval that wasn’t done for 30 years, budget long term over multiple years, all while receiving 4 independent credit rating upgrades for the city. This is a big plan but a plan we can afford. It is an important investment in the future of our city. http://www.nj.com/jjournal-news/index.ssf/2018/05/jersey_city_pushing_180m_plan.html#incart_river_mobile_index
This week we expanded the pedestrian plaza on Newark Ave and later this year we will resurface it with formal plaza pavers and raise the street. Outside of this there is lots happening on this City Council agenda from formally moving forward on Vision Zero (1st city in N.J.), to reworking the city obscenity laws from the outdated 1980s in place, to introducing a plan that will drastically increase affordable housing citywide (this will be a big deal nationally if we get it right), to repurposing the waterfront and Exchange Place into a new park, to expansion of the pedestrian plaza, to protecting freelance workers (1st in N.J.). We are working hard to move the city forward and if you know me, you know I certainly prefer to work at a fast pace with tangible and visible results.
I miss the 80s. I would have done better as an adult in that era.
Doing big things and small things to make sure everyone has access to healthy food options. That’s the topic of our 1-minute Jersey City Weekly Update. This is the corner store initiative around partnering with business owners to educate and redesign stores to feature healthier options as opposed to junk food. #jerseycity