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.
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