We have a full platform with an action plan that puts Jersey City residents first.
I believe the most important job of a mayor is ensuring the safety of the city’s residents. A big part of maintaining safety, of course, is a well-run and properly staffed police department. As mayor, creating a more transparent, responsive and accountable police department will be a top priority. Yet our efforts need to go further. We need to address elements beyond policing by focusing on the roots of the city’s crime problem and work to create an environment that reduces the likelihood of criminal activity.
Jobs & Employment
Jersey City cannot reach its full potential when there are pockets of the city with high unemployment. I believe the city has the power to help those who want to help themselves. We must do a better job of training residents for the workforce and using incentives as leverage to create job opportunities. The city must be thinking proactively about ways to improve the delivery of services to residents.
An important part of a successful government is efficient organization. That's how government does its job--the job of serving the people. So we have developed a plan to modernize our departmental structure, our operating practices, and our technology. Please take a look at the plan via the link below.
Education, Recreation & Children
If Jersey City is going to achieve all it can be, it starts with a strong school system. A progressive public education system leads to a stable tax base, job skills for graduates, and a reduction in crime. Historically, the board of education and city hall have operated in isolation and in some instances in competition. For Jersey City to rapidly progress, the Fulop administration believes a strong education partnership is crucial and essential to reforming city government. There are many immediate city government policies that the Fulop administration will initiate to complement the efforts of the local public school leadership. Read about the plan as well as a personal letter to the Jersey City teacher community.
Our geographic location, coupled with infrastructure ranging from the light-rail, to the PATH system, to a realistic approach to vehicular traffic all point to the fact that a proactive approach to transportation can drastically improve quality of life in Jersey City.