Tomorrow we announce a restructuring + new leadership to both our Tenant/Landlord Office + our Municipal Prosecutor… https://t.co/UYiSgD5tZd
This is a big deal. When I was first elected I said we would be an administration that is bold and aggressive because Jersey City deserves that. We are looking at this point to move forward with this project which would be one of the largest mixed income development sites in the NY/NJ region. I would love to hear your feedback at the public hearing
Whether it is Bayfront, or SciTech City, or Jackson Square, or development in Journal Square for the 1st time, or the Pathside acquisition, or the pedestrian plaza, or Berry Lane Park, or the new Waterfront Park, or moving on 2 new police stations, 1 new firehouse etc.... I have tried to push Jersey City to our goal of one of the best midsize cities. We have done all this without raising taxes.
While our track record to this point is strong Bayfront would be another huge step forward and I hope you take the time to join us.
In 2018, we have seen massive declines in shootings, homicides and violent crimes however we still have more work to do until we reach zero In each neighborhood. There are lots of reasons for the decline - a growing police department, a restructured PD, more social services, more re-entry program and most importantly a focus on stronger community relations. That’s the topic of this week’s 1-minute update. #jerseycity
Friday we cut the ribbon on a big renovation of 100 affordable units for our seniors in #JerseyCity - it is a massive improvement and I’m thankful for the partners that helped move this forward.
5 yrs ago I said we would re-start Jersey City’s 4th of July Fireworks. I said then that we would add a free concert + i’d gradually build the event to be one of the best in the country. We’re on our way - the headline performer for our Jersey City 4th of July, right before the Grucci fireworks is....Snoop Dogg- #50StarFireShow
Congrats to the new class of police officers that we sworn in today. When I took office the JCPD was 769 officers and we were ranked last in the country with regards to a police department’s diversity reflecting the community it served. We went out to change this and we have. We have grown the department to 950 officers without increasing the tax rate and to give you an example of the diversity of this class - it is 75% minority and 18% women. Congrats to the new officers! Photo by @jbrophoto