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My Promise

In his comment on the Patch article about last night’s planning board meeting, Ted Ehmann makes the following point:

Headline should read: Belmar Mayor, the only coastal community Mayor to use Sandy for “redevelopment power grab”.  Go ahead do a search online – let’s see Toms River Redevelopment, Seaside Redevelopment, Spring Lake Redevelopment.  Under NJ Redevelopment Law the only lasting remedy, after the fact, is to elect officials who will refrain from the powers invested in them by the law.  Search online: residents sue over redevelopment.  You will be online for hours.

In response I hereby make to the people of Belmar the following pledge:  I will never, as a councilman, vote in favor of any resolution or ordinance that requires the use of the special powers granted to the mayor and council by the declaration of the beachfront as an area in need of redevelopment, or the rest of Belmar as an area in need of rehabilitation.


  1. Tom Burke wrote:

    While I would agree with the administrators assertions, I myself try to refrain from saying “never”. Goes back to the old adage I guess, you know the one, “never say never” I guess this goes back to my conservative Iowa upbringing. I do agree with Dave’s stand.
    Myself, I will hold with what I said last year when I ran for council….that was: “I Will govern by Law, Code, and common sense” “I am not a politician; I’m your neighbor”…..Some would say that I am now a politician, well, maybe, but I am still your neighbor and I still have common sense.

    Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 4:34 pm | Permalink
  2. Teddy Ehmann wrote:

    Our present Mayor is governing ” by Law”.
    Under redevelopment , once you successfully ( and please note just how easy it is a meet a ctieria) pass a redevelopment area, you have legal powers.The responses from many need to be addressed to the intentions behind the 100%redevelopment designation for a town our size.

    Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 12:05 pm | Permalink

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