39 New Jersey Mayors throw support for "Cap 2.5" Amendment

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May 19, 2010

By Kyle Maichle

NEWARK, New Jersey: 39 Mayors in five New Jersey counties have announced their endorsement of the "Cap 2.5" constitutional amendment, according to an official press release from the Governor's office on May 18, 2010[1].

The 39 Mayors who support the proposed constitutional amendment come from Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Passiac, and Union counties which are the most populated counties in the state near the New York border[2]. Richard Gerbounka, the Mayor of Linden stated: "the Christie Reform Agenda is the change we need to put a firm cap on property taxes and empower the people with the tools to control their own future." Mayor Gerbunka also stated: "our hands have been tied...Mayors across the state should stand up and support Governor Christie's Cap 2.5 Reform Agenda in order to provide real property tax relief right now."

The announcement comes as the first major endorsements for a potential referendum on the November 2nd ballot that must be qualified by the legislature[2].

  • CLICK HERE for a list of Mayors who endorse "Cap 2.5"

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