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Council members Look to delay Parking Meter Rate Increases until after the 2020 Ridgewood council election takes place

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June 8,2018

by the staff of The Ridgewood Blog

Ridgewood NJ, It is being suggested that members of the Village Council whose terms will expire in 2020, and who will likely choose to run for reelection, are favoring a parking garage funding proposal that would defer payment of bond/loan principal for at least one (1) year, and perhaps as many as four (4) years, after the garage opens. This would enable any increase in parking meter rates, and/or an extension of effective parking meter times/days of week, to be delayed until after the 2020 election takes place. Of course, any deferred payment of bond/loan principal would mean an increase in the total interest payment on the bonds/loan.

Alternately, it could be the desire of all members of the Village Council to preclude taxpayers from “connecting the dots.” That is, to prevent taxpayers from realizing that Parking Utility revenues previously allocated to the VIllage’s General Fund (used to provide for routine municipal services – sanitation, police, fire, streets, etc.) would be earmarked instead to fund debt service payments for the parking garage. This would undoubtedly result in property tax increases to retain existing municipal service levels, or suffer service level cuts. Deferring payment of the bond/loan principal would push any such tax increases or cuts in municipal service levels out well beyond the garage’s opening. In short, many taxpayers would be unlikely to “connect the dots” at that point, and not realize that increased meter rates and/or extensions of effective parking meter times/days of week were not sufficient enough to entirely fund the parking garage.

Why does it always seem to be all about them and not about those who elected them to serve?

27 thoughts on “Council members Look to delay Parking Meter Rate Increases until after the 2020 Ridgewood council election takes place

  1. Anything to make themselves look good, regardless of how much it will cost taxpayers in the long run. What a bunch of dirt bags. Every last one of them.

  2. good questions.

  3. Jerks

  4. We dont want the Garage

    Its a boondoggle of epic losses for
    Towns taxpayers. restaurants fold up and are Gone.We are literally on the hook for the bonding payments inevitable Losses

    Its BS

  5. If Jeff Voigt is thinking of running in 2020, BRING IT ON. That is, if he is still in office by then.

  6. The fiscal management of the village is slipping and it seems that no one cares to listen. The residents do not want a mammoth garage, a water utility that can’t be run correctly and a bonding-happy superintendent/BOE. Use our tax dollars to maintain infrastructure instead of building more structures to maintain.

  7. These guys have zero regard to tax payer dollars, except Bernie.

  8. Just say it you’re speaking about Ramon. Who by the way had a clandestine meeting in Waldwick with a certain Bergen County dispatch employee and the Deputy Mayor. They should learn to speak softer lest they be overheard.

  9. I know 9.48 its all Jeff Voigt fault. Lets see who votes for this idea. I guess if the new three Amigos vote yes on this it will be a great idea.Who you going to blame when Voigt is no longer here Bush or Gabber?. How about Phund or Killion.

  10. We draw on prior beliefs, biases, and scripts — familiar stories. These shortcuts generally involve narratives of blame — helping us decide who or what caused the problem, and thus how we should solve it. People seek to fault others for problems because to hold ourselves accountable is too painful.

  11. If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn’t sit for a month.
    Theodore Roosevelt

  12. Blog supporters voted for this in May, so… Now you are turning on your own council. Hysterical, but sad

  13. No freaking garage. Aren’t we promoting being a walking town this month. CBD and VC talk out of both sides of their mouth.

  14. @11:43 I can one up you. Breakfast at Daily Treat this morning Bergen County Clerk in a beautiful suit having breakfast with ……
    So much for non partisan Village.

  15. It’s the American way (sadly).
    I’ll gladly repay you Tuesday for a hamburger today.

  16. If you can’t pay afford to pay the interest on the loan that’s a sure sign that you can’t afford whatever it is you’re planning to borrow for.

  17. With who 1:51 ? Spell it out.

  18. Mr. Suave has ever body fooled. I wonder who else he has befriend down at the Bergen County Democratic snake pit.

  19. Knudsen called it right. Irresponsible. At least the mayor talks sense.

  20. Yeah 151 who’s meeting?

  21. No problem. They are just meeting to get rid of NWBD and a great deal. Payback is a bitch

  22. So you can spend taxpayers money on a boondoggle garage, its ok just as long as you don’t attack taxpayers. Spending money irresponsibly is an attack on taxpayers .

  23. Hahaha, Daily Treat meetings are the best. I saw Voigt there with Killion. I used to think highly of Killion. No more. Have breakfast with dirt and you get dirty Keith.

  24. Now lets attack Killion. Who else is on your list? Get it all out.

  25. I think I saw Hache meeting with Obama at the Treat.

  26. Well 8:40 maybe next time you take your hand dandy camera out and take a picture of that and post it on the blog.

  27. If someone wanted to find out who a Bergen County employee is meeting with during regular business hours they can just OPRA it. Give name date and time of meeting. And just ask the reason for the meeting.

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