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Title Button: Hoboken Revolt. [Issued by the Hoboken Tax Reform Coalition, Hoboken, Sprint 2009.]
Object Name Button, Political
Catalog Number 2009.002.0006
Collection Hoboken Societies & Organizations Collection
Credit Museum Collections.
Description Button: Hoboken Revolt. [Issued by the Hoboken Tax Reform Coalition, Hoboken, Sprint 2009.] 1-3/4" diameter. No maker's mark. Organization is not indicated on object.

Community organization concerned about government expenditures, real estate taxes and the school board budget in the current election campaigns: Hoboken Board of Education; Mayor and Hoboken City Council at-large seats. See notes for mission and objectives plus list of steering committee members (no officers as such are listed.)
Date 2009-2009
Year Range from 2009
Year Range to 2009
Search Terms Hoboken Tax Reform Coalition (2009)
Imagefile 068\20090020006.TIF
Notes Statement found on organization's website, June 8, 2009:


The mission of HOBOKEN TAX REFORM COALITION, a community-based organization, is:
- to ensure fiscal responsibility and accountability in Hoboken government;
- to reduce waste and eliminate mismanagement in government
- to encourage broad and open policy discussion between citizens and elected officials
- to establish a fair allocation of property taxes among all Hoboken property owners

Drive a significant reduction in property taxes without compromising the safety and soundness of Hoboken.
- Set standards for smart PILOTs that improve the fiscal condition of the City.
- Remove the taxpayer guarantee to the Hoboken University Medical Center.
- Force the initiation of a property revaluation as per current law.
- Act as a fiscal watchdog / public advocate for the taxpayers of Hoboken.

Join the Fight!
300 of your fellow Hobokenites rallied against the tax hike at City Hall. Now it is time to continue the fight! The larger the group, the louder the voice.

- Why has Hoboken’s budget gone from 53 million dollars to 120 million dollars in seven years?
- Why does a mile square town have a payroll of 38 million dollars?
- Why does the Hoboken police chief earn more than the police commissioner of NYC?
- Why are we bailing out City Hall’s incompetence?

List of members on steering committee:

Jonathan Metsch
Scott Delea
Bo Dziman
Gretchen Brigden
Jackie Burton
Richard Pasquarelli
Adrienne Choma
Valerie Pels
Donna Antonucci
Toni Tomarazzo
Eric Kurta
Tina Hahn
Classification Government & Politics
Social & Personal Activity