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March 6, 2008


                                                                        Re: March 13 - Budget Cut Update
and Briefing Advisory
(For Municipalities with
than 10,000 Residents)

Dear Mayor:

All mayors should immediately contact their State Legislators and urge them to advocate full restoration of all municipal property tax relief funding cuts. We, further, urge you to join with your neighboring mayors and arrange meetings with your State legislative representatives, as soon as possible. They need to hear from you of the specific effects of the cuts, coupled with your pension and health benefit liabilities, on your citizens. We are in the process of meeting with Legislative Leadership and Budget Committee Chairs, here in Trenton.

If you need any assistance on this, contact Jon Moran at 609-695-3481, ext. 121.

Also, if your municipality has more than 10,000 residents, please plan to attend, or send a representative to, our scheduled briefing on Governor Corzine’s proposed property tax relief cuts and their effects on municipalities with more than 10,000 residents.

The meeting will take place on Thursday March 13, 2008, from 9:00 a.m. to Noon. It will be held in the George Washington Ballroom of Trenton’s War Memorial Building in Trenton, NJ. Enter the War Memorial Building from the Lafayette Street side, near the Marriott. Attendees arriving in Trenton via Route 29 (The John Fitch Way) should use the Exit for Memorial Drive. Go through one light, and follow signs for the State Capitol.  Proceed around the employee lot, go straight through the light, and stop at the state police booth in the State House Parking Lot. Click here for printable map and directions.

Mayors who can attend should please e-mail confirmation to Ms. Donna Baltz at as soon as possible, but no later than Noon, Wednesday, March 12.

DCA Commissioner Joe Doria and members of his staff will be joined by representatives from the Governor’s Office to brief the Mayors of the towns facing CMPTRA cuts on possible alternative funding sources and procedures to secure those funds. Ample time will be set aside for questions and answers.

Very truly yours,

William G. Dressel, Jr.
Executive Director



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