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A RECALL PETITION has been approved to RECALL MAYOR HEALY from the Office of Mayor, JERSEY CITY NJ.
THE PETITION HAS TO BE SIGNED IN PAPER BY A REGISTERED VOTER IN JERSEY CITY, NJ.
IF HE/SHE is not a registered voter, we can have them registered and sign the petition.
We are looking for 36000 signatures from registered voters.
In the waning days of your predecessors' administration, the City Council of Jersey City hastily proposed a budget that included a substantial tax increase (http://www.nj.com/news/jjournal/jerseycity/index.ssf?/base/news-9/1263453994245760.xml&coll=3).
Additionally, the Council on January 27, 2010 passed a resolution on a 5 - 3 vote to petition the State of New Jersey to allow the city to raise property taxes above the legal maximum of 4%; N.J.S.A. 40A:4-45.15a).
The city has not followed the example of other states and municipalities and adjusted its expenses to the revenues it can raise. In fact, the city has not made a concerted effort to reduce its overall expenses, with the exception of cosmetic cuts such as furloughs, closing 4 fire stations and reassigning personnel, and requesting department to reduce costs.