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Candidates Night for Municipal Election Is Tonight !

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Candidates Night for Municipal Election Is Tonight  

Tuesday, April 29th at 7:30PM

Meet the 3 candidates for Village Council and hear their views! 

The League of Women Voters is holding Candidates Night for the Village Council on Tuesday, April 29 at The Village Hall , Fourth Floor, 131 North Maple Avenue at 7:30.. There are three candidates vying for two open Village Council seats: James Albano, Susan Knudsen and Michael Sedon. There will also be television coverage on Channel 77 for Cablevision users and Channel 34 for Fios users. The League of Women Voters of Ridgewood is a NON PARTISAN, yet political organization whose members become active and informed participants in government. 

The Ridgewood Municipal Election will take place Tuesday, May 13.

12 thoughts on “Candidates Night for Municipal Election Is Tonight !

  1. It should be an interesting night on TV …… tonight.

    It’s raining and I am grateful station on TV …. Lot’s of luck to all.

  2. Holy cow did I just hear that the RBSA hasn’t filed income tax papers for three years. They have been collecting donations under their 501c3 without authority? Someone has some splaning to do Lucy.

  3. Thank you to the League of Women Voters for hosting this evening. It was good to watch the broadcast and get to hear the candidates speak on the important issues in the Village. I found it helpful.

  4. Did I understand Mr. Albano’s response to the question about attendance at Village related meetings correctly? I believe his response was that he works 12-14 hour days and really has no time for Village related meetings other than time to watch them on television. So I guess if elected to the Village Council he’ll have no time to attend ther meetings? WTF? No way I’m voting for that guy.

  5. Thank you Lorraine Reynolds for exposing Mr. Albano’s voting record in municipal elections. For the record, it was stated during the forum that Mr. Albano has voted in only 2 municipal elections since 1992. What a civic minded guy.


  6. Anonymous:

    Holy cow did I just hear that the RBSA hasn’t filed income tax papers for three years. They have been collecting donations under their 501c3 without authority? Someone has some splaning to do Lucy.

    Just the type of individual we need in office with the Village’s finances in such a mess already.

  7. How many people in a town of 25,000 actually attend Village Council meetings on a regular basis? 3? 4? 5? Unless you have business before the Planning Board, Board of Adjustment, Village Council, etc… why would you regularly attend meetings if you are a working father, and active volunteer? I know I don’t have the time either.

  8. Can someone post the link to the debate? Is there one?


  9. Anonymous:

    Can someone post the link to the debate? Is there one?

    Go to http://www.ridgewoodnj.net and click on the “U” in the upper right hand corner of the web page.


  10. Anonymous:

    How many people in a town of 25,000 actually attend Village Council meetings on a regular basis? 3? 4? 5? Unless you have business before the Planning Board, Board of Adjustment, Village Council, etc… why would you regularly attend meetings if you are a working father, and active volunteer? I know I don’t have the time either.

    And he voted in only 2 municipal elections since 1992 because?

  11. He was working for , you know THE KIDS.

  12. I could attend. Where do the candidates stand on property tax reductions ? Shared municipal services ? Are they opposed to any Valley renewal beyond its current foot print ? Do they believe any redevelopment of the waste land properties in the CBD should be within the guidelines of the current Village Master Plan ? Are they willing to reach out to the BOE and try to work with them on tax relief for residents ? What is their plan to reduce the long-term liabilities of the Village ? Fixed costs for wages, pensions & healthcare and debt servicing are $27mn (58%) of our $46mn Village budget in 2014, so that leaves less than $20mn in the budget to improve the quality of Village services for residents – with such huge fixed cost restraints, what they can actually do to improve the quality of life for residents without raising taxes ?

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