DOODY CALLS: Local Reformer Kurt Gardiner Seeks Appointment to North Hudson Sewerage Authority Seat
Hoboken journalist and activist Kurt Gardiner—arguably best known for his long-running and extremely informative Hoboken website TheBoken—has announced his desire to serve on the board of the North Hudson Sewerage Authority, which serves the municipalities of Hoboken, Weehawken, Union City and West New York.
As flooding continues to plague Hoboken, the effectiveness of the North Hudson Sewerage Authority has been called into question.
With a vacancy on the board coming up next month, Gardiner is anxious to wade into the situation and flush out the right solution.
“As a dedicated reformer and good government advocate for many years I have a skill set that I know can contribute to the sewerage board’s continued progress,” said Gardiner in a statement.
In addition to his local journalistic background, Gardiner has been active in the Hoboken political scene for nearly a decade. He also ran for Freeholder in 2011.
“I believe that this vacancy should go to a supporter of good government and to someone who is willing to communicate effectively with the public and current administration…” says Gardiner. “It is time Hoboken capitalized on the political capital that the good government movement has earned fairly at the ballot box and bring some fresh ideas to the board to address sewage issues comprehensibly, cooperatively and openly.”