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We are blessed to live in such a culturally diverse city and of course today we want to wish a Happy Diwali to all those who celebrate the Festival of Lights here in Jersey City.
Wishing you all a joyous celebration and SAL MUBARAK
As part of our long term sustainability efforts we are starting to install electric car charging stations throughout the city and also starting to switch our municipal fleet from gas to electric. That is the topic for this week’s update which was posted at the city.
Our 3rd commercial of the mayoral campaign started today on TV. You can see it here. Working together, we clearly have lots more work to do however we have started on a path correcting and implementing many things that should have been done long ago. From expanding the police department, to making the PD more reflect the diversity that is Jersey City, to fixing the CCTV cameras, to fixing the 911 system, to expanding after school and job programs, to initiating a model Second Chance Program - we are working on a path to continue moving Jersey City in a positive direction.
We are about to be the largest city in New Jersey City and to make sure we don’t have an undercount in the next census we are forming an office within planning to focus on our count. In 2010 there was no effort from Jersey City and as a result we had a lower population count which leads to a loss in federal funding. Under our administration we are committed to making sure this is done properly. You can hear more here at the weekly update.
I saw off this morning out 1st group of JCPD volunteers deploying to Puerto Rico to help with relief. We have 10 officers leaving today for a 2 week deployment then we will continue another 10 volunteers from the JCPD every two weeks to help. We are using federal grants for the deployment so that there is no impact to Jersey City tax payers but at the same time we can continue to be supportive. Jersey City is the best as we will always help others wherever we can.