the issues

 
It’s time for new energy and new ideas to bring about the quality of life improvements our city needs and we all deserve.
— Mike DeFusco
Mike DeFusco for Hoboken Mayor

ENCOURAGE MORE VIBRANT NEIGHBORHOODS BY INCENTIVIZING SMALL BUSINESSES

Cut the prohibitive costs and red tape that are chasing businesses out of Hoboken. Encourage an even more vibrant restaurant scene and help mom and pop shops, makers and creative enterprises thrive, diversifying the tax base and funding important priorities. Read more...


Get Back to Basics

Reallocate city resources to fix potholes, repave streets and keep our sidewalks clean. Read more...


END THE CONSTANT FLOODING IN OUR NEIGHBORHOODS

Continue the fight against climate change, but also work to reduce everyday neighborhood flooding by investing in our failing infrastructure. Read more...


Invest in our Quality of Life

Create a quality of life department, a joint operation between environmental services and the Hoboken PD, to respond to noise violations, vagrancy, panhandling, dog waste and other daily nuisances. Read more...


IMPROVE PUBLIC TRANSIT OPTIONS

Fight for increased PATH train capacity and bus routes to NYC and ferry subsidies to provide more convenient and affordable public transportation. Read more... 


PUTTING HOBOKEN’S FINANCES BACK IN ORDER

Rely less on borrowing, improve fiscal management and restore honesty and transparency to Hoboken’s finances. Read more...


Think big on education

Plan a new public high school complex north of 14th Street so that families can stay in Hoboken. Read more...


unsnarl traffic

Return Observer Highway to four lanes of traffic, with three lanes out during the morning rush and three lanes inbound in the afternoon. Address traffic caused in and around Paterson Plank Road by the Light Rail, a promise made by the current administration a decade ago. Read more...


ELIMINATE BACK DOOR PARKING TAXES

Stop quota-driven parking tickets used to plug deficiencies in the city budget. Focus on safety and traffic flow, instead of interfering with people going about their day-to-day lives. Invest all revenue from valid parking violations directly into improving parking and transportation. Read more...


GET WASHINGTON STREET BACK ON THE MAP

Cut the prohibitive costs and red tape that are chasing businesses out of Hoboken. Encourage an even more vibrant restaurant scene and help mom and pop shops, makers and creative enterprises thrive. Read more...


KEEP POLITICS OUT OF PROFESSIONAL CONTRACTS

Slash the current administration’s reliance on politically connected contracts, producing better services while eliminating cost overruns.


preserve the past

Stop the demolition of historic brownstones by expanding the historic district and fight against residential displacement caused by the current administration’s overbearing flood ordinance on streets that rarely flood, like Bloomfield, Garden, and Park. Read more...


IMAGINE THE FUTURE

Advance plans to encourage a regional tech hub developed in conjunction with Stevens Institute of Technology, adaptively repurpose parts of the train terminal into a world-class European market and rebuild the crumbling multi-service center. Read more about plans for a Floating Pool as well as the Hoboken Terminal Market.


Create a Modern Recreation Department

Diversify programming and improve our recreation facilities with a removable Soccer Dome at 1600 Park and a rebuilt Multi-Service Center. Use new technologies for registrations and updates for our recreation department to more efficiently communicate with residents. Read more.