The Jersey City Council, on a 5-2 vote, with Councilmen Boggiano and Yun voting No, Councilwoman Watterman abstaining, and Greenville Councilman Gajewski not present, approved Mayor Fulop’s “Garbage for Greenville” deal.
“Garbage for Greenville,” a ransacked deal without any meaningful public input, would place a waste transfer facility in the Greenville section in exchange for a park in the Heights.
Councilman Boggiano, who represents the ward receiving the park, ripped the deal on behalf of Greenville residents who will suffer.
Corporation Counsel Jeremy Farrell, representing the Fulop Administration, cited opposition to the Spectra gas pipeline as being a mistake, with Councilwoman Coleman, who voted Yes vote to the “Garbage for Greenville” deal, in agreement.
Finally, Council President Rolando Lavarro, while explaining his Yes vote for the deal, also said opposition to the Spectra gas pipeline was a mistake, admitted that the deal looked shady, but not before a Greenville resident interrupted him with an emotional plea.