By Minhaj Hassan | January 24th, 2013 - 7:03pm
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SEASIDE HEIGHTS – Gov. Chris Christie said he would seek a legislative remedy to prevent dune projects from being held up due to a handful of property owners failing to give permission for such reasons as view obstruction.

“I’m not going to have a lot of patience for people who tell us they don’t want to give permission because they don’t want to ruin their view,” Christie warned during a press conference at a Seaside Heights firehouse. “They don’t have a view now because they don’t have a house.

Presently, he said he is not going to force homeowners who’re holding to comply, but instead will hope that they would be cooperative on their own.

“What I am trying to signal to people is look at the communities that had them… look at the communities that didn’t …look at the level of destruction…there should no longer  be any debate about whether these dune systems work.”

He said he will consider his options, including working with the Legislature to put something in place if such a scenario arises.

“I simply don’t think it’s advisable for us to permit folks, case by case basis, to prevent the protection of entire communities because they want their view,” he said. “If we need to pursue legislation to get this done I’ll do it.”

Recently, a court awarded a Harvey Cedars couple $375,000 after the couple claimed a municipal dune project obstructed their oceanfront view.

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"This is my first Mark Smith event. There have been a lot of changes in Hudson County over the last year and a half, and the most important change that has happened is that there really is unity. For the first time, we really are working together. Despite political differences. Mark and I have worked very hard to repair that. I'm really happy to be here in support of him, because I recognize that when you work together, politics becomes secondary and you really have time to focus on government, which is the most important thing." - Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop

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