Since 1989 the city’s recreation budget incrementally increased until it peaked under mayor Jose “Joey” Torres in 2009.
Opponents of mayor Torres’ recreation tax make last-minute call against proposed levy
A dozen staunch opponents of mayor Jose “Joey” Torres’ recreation tax assembled in front of a recently built playground in School 25 to remind voters to cast their ballots against the proposed $3 million recreation levy.
Hundreds of Paterson taxpayers oppose mayor Torres’ recreation tax
More than 200 city residents — mostly taxpayers — came out to oppose mayor Jose “Joey” Torres recreation tax proposal on Thursday night at the School 25 cafeteria.
After collecting signatures, 1st Ward candidate Veronica Ovalles distances herself from mayor Torres’ recreation tax
1st Ward city council candidate Veronica Ovalles, who collected more than a dozen signatures for mayor Jose “Joey” Torres’ recreation tax, is distancing herself from the new tax proposal which seeks to raise $3 million from property owners to support recreation.
Anti-recreation tax forum being hosted at School 25
Three neighborhood associations have joined together for a “No New Tax” forum to oppose mayor Jose “Joey” Torres’ recreation tax that will raise $3 million from property owners to support recreational facilities.
Majority of 1st Ward candidates oppose mayor Torres’ recreation tax
Three out of the five 1st Ward city council candidates said they oppose mayor Jose “Joey” Torres’ recreation tax which – if approved by voters on November 3rd, 2015 – will raise $3 million from property owners in order to acquire and maintain recreational facilities.
Paterson recreation tax approved for ballot placement by city council
The city’s governing body in a 5-3 vote approved the placement of the recreation tax — which will raise an additional $3 million from property owners to fund recreation — for voters’ consideration on the November 3rd, 2015 election on Tuesday evening.