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SAY NO TO OPTION A: Stop Hoboken from Building a Wall that Doesn't Protect All Residents

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In an effort to protect Hoboken from a repeat of the devastation of Hurricane Sandy and from rising sea levels, the city won a $230 million federal grant in the Rebuild by Design competition. The mayor now wants to spend that money on A WALL ON GARDEN STREET from Weehawken Cove as far as 12th Street, destroying a historic residential neighborhood and exposing taxpaying homeowners who were not in a flood zone to new flood risks created by trapping them on the "wet side" of the new wall. The wall could also impair access for handicapped residents and emergency vehicles as well as damage property values and quality of life for those on the blocks affected as well as all residents of the neighborhood. This wall has been proposed with virtually no notice, no vote, no representation from public officials, and no due process in which the affected residents have any meaningful voice. This petition is our voice -- all of the undersigned UNEQUIVOCALLY OPPOSE "Option A" of the Rebuild By Design flood mitigation strategy for Hoboken, NJ. We demand that instead of a mad rush to spend federal money unwisely, a fair and deliberate process be undertaken, using feedback from all residents who wish to participate (and have been fully informed), additional solutions designed by independent engineering firms and input from the Hoboken-based Stevens Institute of Technology, with the goal of finding a solution that is both feasible and protects the entire city.

View the proposed plans and project timeline here:

http://www.nj.gov/dep/floodhazard/rbd-hudsonriver.htm

AND REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR FEEDBACK TO THE NEW JERSEY DEP AT THE EMAIL ADDRESS BELOW BY DECEMBER 31!

rbd-hudsonriver@dep.nj.gov

 



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