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April 29, 2008

Joint Program on Foreclosure Crisis



Dear Mayor:

As reported earlier in the month, the League of Municipalities partnered with the New Jersey Cable Telecommunications Association (NJCTA) and its member companies to produce an hour-long panel discussion on the growing mortgage foreclosure crisis and the impacts on local communities.  The program is televised statewide on NJCTA member cable systems in New Jersey.  This program reaches out to all our residents and explain how foreclosures can impact them, even if they are not going through foreclosure.  The League wants residents to understand how their local governments are addressing this issue.

The “We’ve Got Issues” show is now also available On-Demand on Comcast.  It is scheduled to run through May 10. To view, follow these steps:

  1. Channel 1 On Demand
  2. Click on Get Local
  3. Click on Specials (2nd screen)
  4. Scroll down to “We’ve Got Issues”

As for time Warner, the show will be available on New Jersey On Demand ch.1111 by the end of this week.  It will be in the "News And Government" category. 

The show is also available on Cablevisions local programming channels.

The panel, moderated by Laura Jones, includes representatives of local government including League President Mayor Robert Bowser; Paterson Mayor Joey Torres. Also participating in the panel are:  Adam Greenberg, Esq. of the Tax Collectors and Treasurers Association, James Hughes the Dean of The Bloustein Center for Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, Robert Levy the Executive Director & Counsel for the Mortgage Bankers Association of New Jersey, Phyllis Salowe-Kaye the Executive Director of NJ Citizen Action, and Steven M. Goldman the NJ Commissioner of Banking and Insurance.

Questions may be directed to Michael Darcy at (609) 695-3481 extension 116.


                                                                        Very truly yours,


                                                                        William G. Dressel, Jr.
                                                                        Executive Director





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