JC Council approves 2014 budget, Candice Osborne rips spending by three departments


With only three months left in the year, the $516 million municipal budget of Jersey City – which is based on a calendar year – was adopted on a 7-2 vote, with only Councilmen Boggiano and Yun voting ‘No’.

Before voting ‘No’ on the budget, Councilman Michael Yun spoke out against a 21% increase in spending by the Jersey City Recreation Department, attributed to the Stop the Drop anti-litter campaign, that wasn’t authorized by the city council.

Councilwoman Candice Osborne followed up with a long statement blasting the recreation, public safety, and public works departments over spending, while offering solutions to improve the budget process for 2015.

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