Joseph Tempesta, Jr. (Mayor, West Caldwell)
As mayors, we have a serious responsibility to lead our communities and indeed our state during difficult times. Our constituents, citizens, and neighbors look to us as the headlines trumpet fear of foreclosure, and the need for major restructuring of our public finances. And as mayors, we can count on the League to help us respond to these major public policy questions.
The League has many resources available with valuable information that is needed. Visit our website where you can find links to our Mayors Corner, Important Issue Alerts, a full listing of League Committees, and Grant application information. You can also order various publications on several different topics such as Police and Fire Salary Survey and a Newly Elected Officials Handbook.
The League is also hosting the 24th Annual Mayors Legislative Day on February 3rd. This event will feature speakers from the Governor’s Cabinet as well as a Legislative panel with members of the Legislature. To find out more about this event visit the link: http://www.njslom.org/mayors_legislative-day2016.html
All this information and effort is only a start. Your voice and action will make the difference on these issues. So please review the information available and resolve to make your voice heard by your legislators, and by the League. Send your input and concerns so your staff in Trenton can keep them front and center in these discussions as we all lead our state through these difficult times.