McGUCKIN: LOCAL OFFICIALS, NOT TRENTON BUREAUCRATS, BETTER SUITED TO REBUILDING SHORE TOWNS
Assemblyman Greg McGuckin said a proposal by an Assembly Democrat lawmaker to establish a state agency to oversee the rebuilding of Jersey Shore towns that were damaged by Super Storm Sandy may be well intended, but is unnecessary.
“While input and guidance from state government certainly may be useful, giving carte blanche to a panel of Trenton bureaucrats would be counter-productive,” said McGuckin, R-Ocean, who represents several Shore towns that were devastated by the historic storm. “They are too far removed to understand the needs of each community. Local officials are much better suited in determining how they should proceed with rebuilding their towns and beaches.
“The Jersey Shore is comprised of many individual communities which make them unique,” McGuckin continued. “Each one has its own character. That’s what makes the Shore so attractive. Allowing Big Brother to dictate a town’s planning and zoning regulations would strip them of the many flavors and varieties each community has to offer its residents and tourists.”
Assemblyman Peter Barnes, D-Middlesex, recently said he plans to introduce a bill establishing a state commission that would have authority for rebuilding towns impacted b####
On the Net:
NJ Assembly Republicans on Facebook
NJ Assembly Republicans on Twitter
Assemblyman Greg McGuckin / 732-840-9028
Add U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez's name to the list of Democrats around the state unhappy with the choice of Assemblyman Jason O'Donnell as state party chairman.Read More >
Shavar Jeffries launches 2014 mayoral campaign in Newark NEWARK - The Boys and Girls clubs hosted the professionally staged announcement for Shavar Jeffries’ Mayoral candidacy announcement. Over 400 supporters packed the gym, some of whom had already committed to the candidate, while others were still undecided. Max Pizarro-PolitickerNJ.com http://www.politickernj.com/65777/shavar-jeffries-launches-2014-campaign-mayor-son-newark...
By Tedford J. Taylor No topic is a less likely conversation-starter than our eventual deaths. Still, there is a lot to talk about. When polled, about 90 percent of people presented with end-of-life scenarios prefer the prospect of dying at home with... Read More >
"I'm beyond disgusted by his choice." - Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly on Paterson Councilman Anthony Davis' decision to back Gov. Chris Christie.- PolitickerNJ.com
Press releases are submitted by PolitickerNJ users, not by staff. They do not represent the viewpoint of PolitickerNJ.com.