Mayor Healy & Mayor-Elect Fulop to Attend Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force EventJERSEY CITY – Mayor Jerramiah T. Healy and Mayor-Elect Steven Fulop will attend a Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force event with President Barack Obama and Governor Chris Christie at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 28th, 2013 at the Convention Hall in Asbury Park, 1300 Ocean Avenue.
President Obama and Governor Christie will tour the Jersey Shore, view the rebuilding efforts and speak with homeowners and business owners impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Following the tour, President Obama will deliver remarks at the Convention Hall, where Mayor Healy and Mayor-Elect Fulop will be in attendance.
“President Obama, Secretary Donovan, and Governor Christie have shown repeatedly their commitment to the recovery and rebuilding efforts of New Jersey and the entire region,” said Mayor Healy. “As Mayor, there was no greater challenge than that presented by Hurricane Sandy and it is my hope that the Task Force can take significant steps to ensure that our region is able to better handle this type of natural disaster in the future. I have also asked the Task Force to consider the vastly different rebuilding needs of a metropolitan area such as Jersey City compared to those of the Jersey Shore.” Mayor Healy was appointed a member of the federal Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force, which was officially launched in early February and which is chaired by U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan.
Mayor-Elect Fulop will be Jersey City’s new designee upon his swearing in as Mayor on July 1, 2013.
“I look forward to speaking with President Obama about the challenges Jersey City faced during Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath, as well as the rebuilding process,” said Mayor-Elect Fulop. “While much of Jersey City has been able to recover from Hurricane Sandy, we still have significant issues to address including mitigation strategies, planning and ddevelopment-related protocols, infrastructure upgrades, and public safety and communications issues. As a member of the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force, I plan to work closely with the federal and state government and our counterparts in the region to ensure Jersey City receives as much funding and resources as possible to address these issues.”