Sierra Club Mourns Passing of Assemblyman Jerry Green

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Sierra Club Mourns Passing of Assemblyman Jerry Green

Assemblyman Jerry Green (D-22) passed away on April 18th, 2018. As the longest-serving Assemblyman, he represented the 22nd District in Central New Jersey for 26 years. As Chair of the Housing and Local Government Committee, Green fought for Affordable Housing. Director of the New Jersey Sierra Club Jeff Tittel released the following statement:

“Jerry Green was a friend and confidant who I’ve worked with for many years. Jerry was committed to both Affordable Housing and protecting the environment. We worked closely together through various stakeholder and Legislative processes to make sure we included environmental criteria into Affordable Housing.

“We worked to use Affordable Housing to protect the Highlands, where we were concerned that towns did not properly plan for the housing. The work we did together helped ensure that the Highlands were protected and that towns could move forward with their obligations without using builder’s remedy. Unfortunately, Christie CVed or Vetoed most of the bills we wrote together to add environmental criteria to the Fair Housing Act.

“I’ve known and worked with Jerry Green for many decades; since I was in Junior High School when he was a Union County Freeholder. He worked on expanding country parks, protecting open space, and making Union County the first nuclear-free zone in the state. Jerry Green will be greatly missed.”

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