NJ Transit not permitted to present development plan for most of Wednesday meeting
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HOBOKEN -- New Jersey Transit was not permitted to present their redevelopment plan at a City Council workshop Wednesday night, until the last 15 minutes, after many people had left. The workshop was intended to be a chance for both the city and New Jersey Transit to propose their differing visions for the downtown terminal and rail yards from Observer Blvd. to Marin Blvd. Redevelopment of the area has been the subject of an ongoing ddebate between the the two entities since 2008. Both plans were presented at a City Council meeting last week and a follow-up workshop was announced to invite public feedback before deliberation from the council.

While the city was able to present, NJ Transit was not. Instead they were told to circulate print copies of their plan, which included revisions not yet seen by the public, to members of council only. NJ Transit and some members of the public and council complained about this situation.

For a full article on the meeting, see this coming Sunday's paper. For prior coverage, see the cover story from this past week.

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September 13, 2012
I have disagree with the Hoboken Reporter.

The meeting was never set up to review both the Hoboken Redevelopment Plan and the NJT counter proposal. I was set up as a workshop to have public input on the Hoboken Redevelopment Plan.

That is not to say that NJT and their team, supporters did not try to turn the meeting to make their proposal seem to carry the same weightas the Hoboken Redevelopment Plan.

It also should be made clear that NJT had presented their plan previously to the City Council, were given time to present at last night's meeting and have said they would set up their own public presentation as the had done previously.

The video of last night's meeting is post on the Hudson Mile Square View web site makes that clear.