Mayor Zimmer has been focused on quality of life improvements, investing in repaving a record number of roads and bringing in “Pothole Killer” technology for faster and longer-lasting repairs.
Under her leadership, the City added over 9 acres of open space, planted hundreds of street trees and incentivized the construction of dozens of green roofs. She passed an aggressive noise control ordinance and installed fully enclosed solar-powered compacting trash and recycling bins in parks and commercial areas to reduce litter and pest issues. The City purchased two sidewalk sweepers to help keep sidewalks clean.
Police patrols have been substantially expanded, including a new waterfront and parks unit, and crime levels remain at historic lows.
During Mayor Zimmer’s tenure, more families have chosen stay while the city has grown as a cultural destination and magnet for businesses. Hoboken has been designated a Walk Friendly and Bike Friendly Community, voted the best downtown in northern New Jersey, and named a Role Model City by the United Nations for its resiliency efforts.
Dawn Zimmer’s administration transformed Pier A Park into a waterfront venue for events including the technology festival Propellerfest, food festivals, and musical performances including Mumford and Sons, Bob Dylan, Icona Pop, and Plain White T’s.
Hoboken’s school population has grown dramatically and businesses have brought thousands of new jobs. Recently, the city welcomed the opening of Mile Square Theatre, independent bookstore Little City Books, and soon – gourmet food market Trader Joe’s, along with several new billion dollar businesses including Jet.com, Pearson Education, Newell Brands, and Ernst & Young.