NJAC calls on Hudson freeholders to help Transportation Trust Fund crisis


The New Jersey Association of Counties called on the Hudson County Board of Chosen Freeholders to help improve the state’s depleted Transportation Trust Fund, as well as to protect the local pension systems.


John Donnadio, the executive director of NJAC, whose goal is to “advocate for legislation, regulations, and policy directives that empower county governments to operate more effectively and efficiently” – according to their website – addressed the board in hopes of garnering support.

Harrison Freeholder Al Cifelli (D-9) said that although the “pension crisis” was a Trenton problem, he added that the Hudson County freeholders are committed to lending a helping hand to NJAC however possible.

Jersey City Freeholder E. Junior Maldonado (D-4) commended NJAC for their continued efforts, suggesting to add some resolutions for Thursday’s meeting in support of their endeavors before fellow Jersey City Freeholder Bill O’Dea (D-2) recommended having NJAC representatives schedule a day to lobby state legislators in Trenton.

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