[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the City of Hoboken 1-7-1959. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Editor's Note: The provisions of this chapter are derived from Section 1.07 of Ch. 1 of the former Revised Ordinances of the City of Hoboken, New Jersey, adopted 1-7-1959 by Ord. No. 123. The preambulatory statement to this legislation, which was originally adopted 3-2-1949 and included as Section 1.07 of Ch. 1 of the former Revised Ordinances of the City of Hoboken, adopted 1-7-1959 by Ord. No. 123, read as follows: "Whereas, there exists in the City of Hoboken insanitary or unsafe dwelling accommodations, and persons of low income are forced to reside in such insanitary or unsafe accommodations; and in the City of Hoboken there is a shortage of safe or sanitary dwelling accommodations available at rents which persons of low income can afford, and such persons are forced to occupy overcrowded and congested dwelling accommodations; and the aforesaid conditions cause an increase in and spread of disease and crime and constitute a menace to the health, safety, morals and welfare of the residents of the City of Hoboken and impair economic values; and those conditions necessitate excessive and disproportionate expenditures of public funds, for crime prevention and punishment, public health and safety, fire and accident protection and other public services and facilities; and "Whereas, these areas in the City of Hoboken cannot be cleared, nor can the shortage of safe and sanitary dwellings for persons of low income be relieved through the operation of private enterprise, and the construction of housing projects for persons of low income, as defined in the Local Housing Authorities Law, would therefore not be competitive with private enterprise; and
"Whereas, the clearance, replanning and reconstruction of the areas in which insanitary or unsafe housing conditions exists and the providing of safe and sanitary dwelling accommodations by any public body for persons of low income are public uses and purposes for which public money may be spent and private property acquired and are governmental functions; and
"Whereas, it is in the public interest that work on projects for such purposes be commenced as soon as possible, now therefore."
Pursuant to the provisions of the Local Housing Authorities Law of the State of New Jersey, and amendments thereto, a body corporate and politic, to be known as the "Housing Authority of the City of Hoboken," is hereby created and established.
Editor's Note: The Housing Authority's power to act as the redevelopment agency for slum clearance and urban redevelopment, granted 11-15-1949 by an ordinance included as Section 108 of Ch. 1 of the former Revised Ordinances of the City of Hoboken, adopted 1-7-1959, was reassigned to the City Council 9-12-1987 by Ord. No. V-123, and the provisions of the Amended Urban Renewal Plan for Project No. N.J.R.-144 and the Urban Renewal Plan (Neighborhood Development Program Plan) for Project No. N.J.A.-14, as amended, were repealed. Ordinance No. V-123 was amended 7-13-1988 by Ord. No. P-14.
[Amended 11-22-1993 by Ord. No. R-20; 2-16-1994 by Ord. No. R-32]
There shall be seven members, known as "Commissioners," of the Housing Authority of the City of Hoboken, who shall each serve a term of five years and until their respective successors have been appointed and qualified. Five Commissioners shall be appointed by the City Council, one Commissioner by the Mayor and one Commissioner by the New Jersey Commissioner of Community Affairs. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any Commissioner who was in office as a Commissioner of the Housing Authority of the City of Hoboken on August 5, 1992, shall continue in office until the expiration of the terms for which they are appointed and qualified.
[Amended 11-22-1993 by Ord. No. R-20]
Vacancies shall be filled in the same manner as original appointments were made, but for the unexpired term. If a vacancy is not filled by the Council or by the Mayor, as the case may be, within 90 days of the occurrence of the vacancy, the New Jersey Commissioner of the Department of Community Affairs shall notify the Mayor or the Council of his/her intent to fill the vacancy if it is not filled in 30 days. If the vacancy is not filled within that thirty-day period, the Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs may appoint the Commissioner for the unexpired term.