Hoboken Ward 2 Council candidate Tiffanie Fisher, a member of the city’s zoning board of adjustment, is taking a hard stance on opposing the controversial Monarch project.
Fisher told Hudson County View that one of the main reasons she decided to throw her hat into the ring was to curb irresponsible development, which inevitably led the conversation to the controversial Monarch project.
“The Monarch is a … a terrible situation, I think, for Hoboken,” she said, noting that the original plan from 1997 included tennis courts and parking – as opposed to the current plan the includes two residential towers.
Although the Hudson County Board of Chosen Freeholders rejected the application submitted by Shipyard Associates nearly a year ago, Fisher said it’s likely a resolution to the project won’t be achieved for another two to three years.
She added that she hopes to focus on quality of life issues while on the council, such as road safety improvements and better park maintenance.
When asked if she felt there was any sort of conflict with one of her opponents, Peter BIancamano, remaining on the board of education, she said she had no issue with him maintaining his elected post – adding that she has no plans to step down from the zoning board (an appointed position) in the midst of the campaign.
Biancamano previously told us that he has a proven track record on the BOE, particularly proud of getting Superintendent Dr. Christine Johnson signed to a five-year contract with the district.
Finally, Fisher admitted that she wasn’t expected a crowded field in this particular council clash, but feels her experience makes her the best choice for the job.