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Attempted Land Grab Ends With Voters Booting Entire City Council
06-21-2013, 03:34 PM #1
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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Michael Monaghan has wanted to develop his property on Main Street in Hackensack, New Jersey, just a few miles away from Manhattan. Yet the city twice denied two applications for banks to build on his land.

Instead, Hackensack’s Planning Board designated Michael’s and another owner’s land as an “area in need of redevelopment,” authorizing the use of eminent domain to condemn and seize the properties.
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Hackensack’s entire city council was booted out of office. The grassroots group Citizens for Change won every single seat on the city council, despite being outraised 2:1. Their slate of candidates successfully ran on a platform against costly litigation, nepotism, and corruption. (For example, Hackensack’s police chief was recently convicted for official misconduct and insurance fraud.) Citizens for Change also sharply criticized Hackensack’s redevelopment projects, calling them “sweetheart deals and special privileges for politically connected property owners and developers.”

http://www.fromthetrenchesworldreport.co...ncil/48160

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06-21-2013, 03:46 PM #2
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
Posts:15,363 Threads:435 Joined:Jun 2012
Morning Shadow. It's nice to know there are people fighting for what's right, but damn it sure took a long time for them to get a positive result. 13.gif
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06-21-2013, 07:10 PM #3
JollyRoger Incognito Anonymous
 
(06-21-2013, 03:34 PM)Shadow Wrote:  Michael Monaghan has wanted to develop his property on Main Street in Hackensack, New Jersey, just a few miles away from Manhattan. Yet the city twice denied two applications for banks to build on his land.

Instead, Hackensack’s Planning Board designated Michael’s and another owner’s land as an “area in need of redevelopment,” authorizing the use of eminent domain to condemn and seize the properties.
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Hackensack’s entire city council was booted out of office. The grassroots group Citizens for Change won every single seat on the city council, despite being outraised 2:1. Their slate of candidates successfully ran on a platform against costly litigation, nepotism, and corruption. (For example, Hackensack’s police chief was recently convicted for official misconduct and insurance fraud.) Citizens for Change also sharply criticized Hackensack’s redevelopment projects, calling them “sweetheart deals and special privileges for politically connected property owners and developers.”

http://www.fromthetrenchesworldreport.co...ncil/48160

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YEAH!!!!!!

More please!
Anonymous Kritter Show this Post
06-22-2013, 04:52 PM #4
Anonymous Kritter Incognito Anonymous
 
Good for them! Proof that if you don't back down, then they will have to.

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06-22-2013, 04:59 PM #5
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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beercheer.gif Nice to have a feel good story for a change.

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06-22-2013, 05:37 PM #6
bohica Member
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Hackensack is about 10 miles South of me, and always was and will remain corrupt.
The agenda of the new regime will be as slimy as those they replaced.
It is the Seat of Bergen County, so all the local elitist scum have offices there.

I'm in my seventh decade on Earth. I know things.
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06-22-2013, 09:35 PM #7
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back grass roots asap
06-22-2013, 11:07 PM #8
Octo Mother Superior
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(06-22-2013, 05:37 PM)bohica Wrote:  Hackensack is about 10 miles South of me, and always was and will remain corrupt.
The agenda of the new regime will be as slimy as those they replaced.
It is the Seat of Bergen County, so all the local elitist scum have offices there.


Thanks for being there to piss on the parade Bohica. lmao.gif
06-23-2013, 01:36 AM #9
bohica Member
Posts:1,617 Threads:199 Joined:Feb 2011
Just the facts, Ma'am.
Look up a picture of Hackensack, NJ, and it's proximity to NYC, and just imagine the money that flows through there.
Bergen County NJ is considered "wealthy".
Power corrupts.

I'm in my seventh decade on Earth. I know things.



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