Councilwoman Fisher Thanks Colleagues for Unanimously Backing eScooter Restrictions at Public Parks, Waterfront Walkways
Councilwoman pledges to continue working for pedestrian safety
HOBOKEN, NJ -- The Hoboken City Council voted unanimously last night in favor of a resolution sponsored by Councilwoman Tiffanie Fisher restricting eScooters from all city parks as well as the Northern and Southern Waterfront Walkways. A steadfast advocate for pedestrian safety, Councilwoman Fisher has been an outspoken critic of the eScooter program, relaying constituent concerns about unsafe operations by riders, lack of effective enforcement and safety issues. Councilwoman Fisher led the efforts lead Council negotiator for a revised contract with Lime, the city's lone remaining eScooter provider, that guarantees more revenue for the city to be used for enforcement actions.Read more
HOBOKEN, N.J. – In a remarkable move, Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla intentionally chose to take “no action” on a new ethics reform policy after signing seven other pieces of legislation into law and vetoing an eighth...Read more
HOBOKEN, N.J. -- Following weeks of advocating by Councilwoman Tiffanie Fisher for better contracts to improve the safety of Hoboken’s nascent eScooter pilot program, the City Council voted on amended contracts that will allow Hoboken to collect additional revenue to help address growing public safety concerns. While the terms of the new agreements are a step in the right direction, they fall short in addressing the immediate and tangible safety initiatives that Hoboken needs to properly ensure responsible ridership and safety for its residents...Read more
HOBOKEN, NJ — The Hoboken City Council voted last night in favor of creating a Special Improvement District (SID) aimed at revitalizing the city's local economy. This historic measure passed 8-1 and the city will now turn its attention to implementing the forward-thinking plan. The district, which will be named the Hoboken Business Alliance, will encompass the entire City of Hoboken. Councilwoman Tiffanie Fisher, who was the Council representative on the SID Steering Committee releases the following statement:...Read more
HOBOKEN, N.J. -- The new 15 year water contract between the City of Hoboken and Suez went into effect on Monday. Under this contract, Hoboken will receive $33 million more in revenues to make system-wide infrastructure upgrades and eliminate water main breaks that have long plagued the city, negatively impacting residents’ quality of life. The Infrastructure subcommittee of the City Council, chaired by Councilwoman Tiffanie Fisher, worked tirelessly with the city’s administration to negotiate this historic contract, which ensures that Hoboken receives its fair share of water revenues to fix its aging system...Read more
HOBOKEN, N.J. -- Councilwoman Tiffanie Fisher today announced her re-election campaign to serve as the Second Ward Representative on the City Council. Councilwoman Fisher has dedicated the three and a half years to building fiscal responsibility in Hoboken, fighting to protect our waterfront and supporting legislation that makes necessary investment’s in the city’s infrastructure...
Statement from Council President Jen Giattino and Councilwoman Tiffanie Fisher on Hoboken’s Municipal Budget
HOBOKEN, N.J. -- On Wednesday night, the City Council gave final approval to adopt the 2019 Municipal Budget that reduced the administration’s proposed tax increase by $642,000 to a lower rate of 1.7%. This budget includes full funding of city services and makes responsible spending cuts to protect the best interest of Hoboken taxpayers...Read more
Bhalla Administration Orders Removal of City Council President and Councilwoman from Hoboken City Hall
Hoboken, N.J. – Yesterday Hoboken City Council President Jen Giattino and Councilwoman Tiffanie Fisher were at City Hall looking into a matter involving the potential eviction of a Hoboken resident from his home. As they finished, the councilwomen were approached by City Hall security who said they were instructed by the administration to escort the two councilwomen out of the building because “they had no business in City Hall”...
Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla today announced that the City of Hoboken and SUEZ have agreed to a new water service contract that would invest at least $33 million in water infrastructure upgrades through 2034. The new contract, which is subject to City Council approval, establishes a new public water utility and includes an average of $2.2 million in water investments per year, over six times the amount of the current contract...Read more
Hoboken, NJ. Hoboken politics has reached a new level of low when the mayor’s office directs members of the public to deliver personal attacks against council members seen as political opposition. Repeatedly since June, certain members of the Hoboken City Council who did not support Mayor Bhalla in last year’s election have been subjected to personal attacks by two Hoboken residents...Read more