Last May, the voters of the Second Ward elected me as their City Councilperson, to begin to bring about change in the way the City of Hoboken is governed. On Tuesday, June 3rd, you have the opportunity to change Hudson County by voting for Ines Garcia Keim for Freeholder.
Why is the Hudson County government relevant to you? The County consumes over 1/3 of our tax dollars. It controls funds designated for parks and historic preservation, builds and maintains county roads (including several major arteries through Hoboken, especially in the Second Ward) and is supposed to create and execute a regional development plan. Moreover, the County sets the tone for municipal government in our area. As we have all recently seen, Hoboken's spending is hidden and out-of-control; the same is even more true for Hudson County.
As an independent voice for Hoboken and Jersey City Heights residents, Ines will work hard to make Hudson County's government the kind that we deserve.
I have known Ines and her family for many years and find her to be a person of character and integrity. She has always been an active member of the community, and a fighter for the issues important to all of us.
Ines is a Founder of the Hoboken Charter School and a Board Member of the Quality of Life Coalition. She has also been a volunteer counselor of domestic violence victims at the Hoboken Police Department.
The issues Ines has outlined in her campaign are very important to me. She is a fighter for more open space, safer streets and better parks. As Freeholder she will make sure our taxpayer dollars are not wasted, and that we crack down on fraud and waste in County government.
Ines's record speaks for itself. Even in times when the issue was not as big as it is today, Ines has advocated for responsible development, instead of the over-sized projects that would change forever our small-town character. Ines has fought for affordable housing so that we can maintain our economic and cultural diversity. She also has a plan to increase bus service in Hoboken and Jersey City Heights so that working people, seniors and the disabled get better transportation. This is an important election in an important year. On Tuesday, June 3rd, I urge you to vote for Ines, who will best represent the kind of change we need in Hudson County now.
I know she would be honored to earn your vote.