the staff of the Ridgewood blog
Ridgewood NJ, many readers challenge the Ridgewood blog’s constant assertion that the Paul Aronsohn administration (ie… the three amigos) represented the low point in Village of Ridgewood history and the turning point from the Village being a very special place to a run of the mill New Jersey town.
Voters in New Jersey never like to admit their folly but the reality is this :
The election of Mayor Paul Aronsohn ushered in 4 high density housing developments in the Central Business District .
Let us spell out what did this mean for the Village , it means an enormous increase in the population of the CBD and the Village of Ridgewood . Which means; more investment in school construction , more construction of parking facilities , more construction of water infrastructure , more investment in roads and traffic signals , sewage and more investment in Police , Fire and Emergency services .
All this now very necessary spending will raise the costs (ie…taxes)and lower the quality of life in the Village .