Housing Mandate Vetoed by Governor
Overcrowding and runaway development is a serious concern for me, the Council and every resident of Jackson Township. Unfortunately, various mandates from Trenton and the Courts have placed significant strains on our resources and unsustainable development remains a potential problem for our community. With that in mind, I want to share with you that Governor Corzine has Conditionally Vetoed legislation that would have permitted any age-restricted development not already under construction to switch the houses to non-age restricted housing. The legislation as drafted could have led to changes in housing approved by the Planning Board that would have severely strained Jackson's taxpayers and our infrastructure. The Veto calls on the Legislature to change the bill to give local government additional approval authority in these cases. The bill remains a concern however and we will be reviewing the veto language further to ascertain its impact on our community. I believe that we should continue to oppose additional State Mandates on development in our community and I would like to thank our 30th District Legislative Team of Senator Singer, Assemblyman Malone and Assemblyman Dancer for representing Jackson's interests in opposition to this legislation.