Judge Holds Up Haphazard Affordable Housing Plan, City of Lambertville Moves to Continue Paying Consultants

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — Tuesday, 19 May 2020

Lambertville, NJ — After receiving an outpouring of letters from Lambertville residents, Judge Thomas C. Miller delayed the decision on the City’s Affordable Housing Plan. The Judge gave participants in the litigation as well as residents and objectors and additional week to submit briefs and letters on the plan. After a thorough review of the submissions, he will issue his decision in the coming days.

Undeterred by this delay and the growing economic uncertainties of the pandemic, the Lambertville Governing Body insists on moving forward with its redevelopment agenda. At the next regularly scheduled meeting on May 21st, the Mayor and City Council will vote to bond well over $100,000 to pay consultants and a ‘scattered site study’ to facilitate their future redevelopment plan.

“While we are in the midst of both a public health emergency and an economic crisis, the City refuses to listen. Despite the voices of Lambertville residents, our Governing Body seems determined to push this plan through. Make no mistake, the redevelopment plan is still on,” said Council Candidate and Former Council President Steve Stegman.

“The Governing Body may not be voting this week on a final municipal complex, but they are moving forward with the foundation of their plan. Once these agenda items are set in motion, they will be charting a course towards unwanted development,” said Council Candidate Benedetta Lambert. “We are reminding residents to join the regularly scheduled meeting via ZOOM from the City’s website and make their voices heard.”

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Steve Stegman and Benedetta Lambert are Democratic Candidates for Lambertville City Council in the Upcoming Democratic Primary on July 7th. For more information, please contact them at: StegmanLambertforLambertville@gmail.com.

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