Steve Fulop Sworn In As The New Mayor Of Jersey City
By Alexandra Hill, WBGO News
July 1, 2013
Former Jersey City Councilman Steve Fulop became the city’s 49th Mayor today.
Fulop was officially sworn in a private ceremony performed by deputy city clerk Sean Gallagher. Fulop defeated former Mayor Jerramiah Healy who held the office for the last 9 years. Fulop says he is focused on turning Jersey City around and says they have already begun to make some serious changes.
“We’ve stopped the tax revow which is important which I campaigned on was a back door tax, we hired a former commissioner of the NYPD Howard Safer to do a National search for a new police director public safety director, we’ve added and revamped the summer jobs program to put more teens to work and we’ve increased that by twenty five percent.”
Fulop says he hopes that by the end of his term Jersey City will be a city of progressive government far removed from what he says is its history of corruption.