If there's one problem that perplexes Hobokenites, it's the lack of parking. If there's another, it's picking who should run the city's Parking Utility.
Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer announced today that she has selected Ian Sacs to head the Hoboken Transportation and Parking Utility. Zimmer is asking the City Council to rename and expand the function of the Hoboken Parking Utility to make clear that transportation and parking are related issues that will be addressed in an integrated manner in her administration.
Sacs's name is not at all familiar to anyone following Hoboken politics. So who is he?
Zimmer said she chose Sacs because he is an "experienced and accomplished transportation professional who can bring cutting edge solutions to the city's traffic and parking problems. He has managed, planned and analyzed many different kinds of transportation projects."
According to City Hall, Sacs received his Masters of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Tennessee and his Bachelor of Science in Civil & Environmental Engineering from Florida International University.
Sacs comes to the city of Hoboken from Langan Engineering, where he served as Project Manager. In his role there, he worked to improve parking and pedestrian safety, among other responsibilities.
Sacs’ responsibilities will include the upcoming restoration of the cross-town bus, engineering traffic flow in the city, and addressing our parking problems.
Sac's salary will be $103,500. Former Parking Utility Director John Correa, whose salary had been $114,265, has been offered the opportunity to join the Environmental Services team at a reduced salary of $50,000.