Housing board to vote on terminating the contract of Executive Director Garcia on Monday
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HOBOKEN -- The Hoboken Housing Authority (HHA) Board of Commissioners will hold a special meeting on Monday, August 4 to vote on terminating the contract of Executive Director Carmelo Garcia, according to a public notice signed by board chair Dana Wefer and sent to the City Clerk today. The meeting will be held in Council Chambers at City Hall.

The board will also consider a resolution to appoint an acting executive director.

The HHA board, made up of seven unpaid appointees, is currently controlled by allies of Mayor Dawn Zimmer. These members and the Zimmer administration have been at odds for some time with the agency’s paid director, Carmelo Garcia, who is also an assemblyman. The HHA is the independent Hoboken agency that manages the city’s low-income public housing under the oversight of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

It is not immediately known what led to the decision to seek Garcia’s termination, or if the move is legitimate under Hoboken Housing Authority by-laws. Garcia did not respond immediately to a phone call, and Wefer declined to provide a comment to the Reporter.

Check back for more updates as this story unfolds.

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recallbethmason
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July 31, 2014
errr, cindy (or whatever your name is), what does the city of hoboken have to do with a HUD agency? The HHA is run by HUD not any city officials last i checked...good luck with your lawsuit. on a side note, maybe once mr. garcia is gone the HHA can move forward with getting new buildings for all of the HHA residents and not the strange 20/20 plan which did not guarantee each resident a home in the new buildings.
cindygoldberg
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July 30, 2014
wow how obvious! That Zimmer sided HHA board made of hand picked Zimmer allies, have just made a huge ILLEGAL mistake!! But to the reformers the rules never apply, the current Hoboken administration is complied of true Hypocrites....Carmelo Garcia does his job he just doesn't do Zimmer's or what her hubby Stan wants him to do, Zimmer and Wefer will make Carmelo a very rich man....another lawsuit for Zimmer that she will once again lose on behalf of the Hoboken taxpayer $$...stay strong Carmelo and HHA residents, its the same one sided Zimmer bloggers that spread the same made up rumors always failing to report on who their Mama Hen Zimmer really is....
recallbethmason
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July 30, 2014
seriously HR reporter? you don't know what led to the decision? errr, he did not do his job? most people get fired for, you know, not doing their job? geesh? hopefully beth mason will be focusing on the 2nd ward...i hear there are a ton of complaints about 15th street and how parents with kids want the street to be made safer...what are you doing to address this issue beth mason being that you know this is your own 2nd ward? (sound of crickets...)
PAX07030
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July 30, 2014
I understand that the very wealthy and extreme political foe of Mayor Zimmer, Elizabeth Mason is now working with Carmelo Garcia.

Doesn't she place a weekly half page ad in the Hoboken Reporter ?