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Taking the Village of Ridgewood back, No2BCIA Petition is on a roll and the signatures keep coming

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OMLC  photo by Boyd Loving

February 21,2016

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood Nj, The people are taking back the town. No2BCIA  ( http://www.no2bcia.com/ )  is on a roll. Keep the signatures coming, we need each and every one. This is a chance to save Ridgewood from a huge financial mistake. We will be able to bond in-town when all is said and done, we will not have a big fat county garage in the middle of town, and we will have full domain over the structure.

Several reports came in that the mayor was reportedly observed looking at the Elks Club building while standing in a nearby parking lot talking on his cell phone.

No2BCIA Petition

OLMC – AFTER EACH MASS
HUDSON/PASSAIC/PROSPECT STREETS
SUN FEB 21ST

 

  • Charlie and Nancy Nowinski, 2 Betty Court, Sunday, Feb. 21, 1-5:30 PM
  • Anne Loving, call cell 201-723-8017 to make appt to sign.
  • Melanie McWilliams – 431 Bogert Ave: Feb19th Friday 9:15-12:15pm, call/text to confirm 201-675-8937
  • Ellen McNamara: 120 West Ridgewood Ave, text 201-874-0966 to let her know you’re coming by. Friday after 11am.

 

18 thoughts on “Taking the Village of Ridgewood back, No2BCIA Petition is on a roll and the signatures keep coming

  1. Power to the people. So proud of everyone!

  2. The Mayor sent out a great email explaining why they went with the county. Let’s see if everyone changes their tune on a Ridgewood only garage. I’m guessing not. Can’t have it both ways.

  3. ?? He doesn’t explain anything in his email. He simply states that he didn’t get his way so they chose to go to the county because come hell or high water he wants a garage. Sure, they will put it up for a vote again for Ridgewood to bond because he knows Mr. Sedon and Ms. Knudson won’t agree until they provide the precise financial scheme to pay it back and renderings showing how the garage fits into the streetscape. To date neither has been provided and I would not expect a different outcome as it relates to voting unless such data is provided.

    So, at 2:49 what about the email was “great” and which tune should anyone change? Although he is very effective using PR, I do not see how the mayor has changed his tune and therefore why would anyone else?

  4. 3:52 pm – Like I said, can’t have it both ways. The garage is going up whether you like it or not.

  5. How many signatures do they need?

    Did they get enough?

  6. Would be nice if someone or the many candidates came out and started projecting a new leadership vision.Time is flying ..we have to start thinking about who would be best to lead a change team..repair the damage and start the process of rebuilding trust and more open vision.garagezilla redirection is just the entre.
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  7. The efforts of the Town citizens to take back the town was unexpected by the current management who showed their arrogance at every opportunity to show leadership beyond their own agendas,They think even today that they know better..

  8. @ 5:40, can’t have what both ways? a garage that fits on the lot and fits with the street scape? a garage that is economically viable? a garage that will be aesthetically pleasing? what??

    Garage should be at Ken Smith.

  9. don,t wast your time, they are going to do what ever they like.

  10. No, no they are not. Not when a legal injunction blocks them from doing so.

  11. Not one of the current Council members seems to understand their fiduciary responsibility to Village taxpayers… The current five all seem focused on their own special interests. We need five people committed to changing the broken status quo in Ridgewood

  12. Are there any opportunities to sign the petition today?

  13. The mayor is in bed with Bergen County politicos. The county wants a commuter parking garage for it’s transit hub. If we really want to help with the parking problem, smaller decks should be built on each of the existing lots throughout the town. Putting up one monster garage won’t solve the parking problem. Also I wonder if our Mayor has contacted the owners of Ken Smith as it seems to me that the property there would be less than what they project the garage at Hudson to cost.

  14. Spot on 9:29, unfortunately no one on the current Council has proposed this alternative because they are all in la-la land worrying about their own special interests

  15. 9:00 am – yes – please check http://www.no2bcia.com for times and contact information.

  16. Spot on 9:29, unfortunately no one on the current Council has proposed this alternative because they are all in la-la land worrying about their own special interests!

  17. Anyone looking to sign can visit no2bcia.com for up to date signing locations or to Schedule an appointment to sign.

  18. 7:03 and 9;29

    As I understood it, the Ken Smith lot is privately owned and not currently for sale. Has that changed? If so, that would be a great spot for the Village to consider.

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