Tuesday, December 16, 2008
New Jersey Municipalities Asked for Input on Federal Economic Stimulus
Yesterday, New Jersey League of Municipalities’ Executive Director Bill Dressel asked Mayors throughout the State for information on vital infrastructure and capital projects that could begin during the first 6 months of 2009. The League of Municipalities, working, through the National League of Cities, with other State Municipal Leagues across America, is calling for the creation of a Municipal Stimulus Package by Congress.
“Recognizing the effects of the economic crisis on our municipalities and our citizens, it is appropriate for Congress to enact a stimulus package to assist local leaders in their efforts to stabilize their communities,” said Mr. Dressel.
“Our nation’s infrastructure, including transportation, water and sewer, and communications, is the backbone of the U.S. economy,” continued the spokesman for Garden State local government. “To the extent that is properly maintained and adequate to our needs, America’s infrastructure will ensure the long-term vitality of our local, state and national economies, while strengthening the nation’s competitive position in world trade.”
Once the League has compiled a list of vital projects ready to go, it will share the information with our U.S. Senators and Congressmen to assist them in efforts to help New Jersey with federal resources.
* * * *
For further information contact: William G. Dressel, Jr., Executive Director at (609)695-3481, extension 122 or 609-915-9072.