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Ok - public comment starting and I assume many comments may be re: the budget.

First caller caveats "I'm not a researcher" then proceeds with fact that she's a member of @solidarityJC & a cogent statement about her opinion re: services the city provides. #CivilSociety flexing
Another speaker w @solidarityJC which has helped organize turnout for this meeting
She's asking council to NOT pass following
20-556 hiring of police officers
20-558 making JCPD perm presence
20-158 amending JC budget
She then itemizes budget facts
...then asks for a new budget amendment and defunding JCPD by 50%.
By the way speakers tonight are mentioning points itemized in this petition:…
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Sharing the #JerseyCity Public Schools Reopening Plan for Fall 2020 from @jcps_district on Public Board Docs. The Board meeting is tonight. Superintendent Walker will explain the plan & the BOE will vote on it.…
See details here about the public meeting, including how to sign up to speak (must be done before 4pm):…
Time: 6 PM – 11:59 PM
Location: Virtual Meeting, Facebook Live: TheSchoolDistrictOfJerseyCity via Zoom
Sharing notes. I skimmed & highlighted, shared via thread.
FWIW.🖐️I'm a parent not a preK-12 teacher or admin
Plan allows for "flexibility to shift from a fully remote model to all students attending classes in school...a gradual scale-up of school operations..." (p8)
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COVID Testing Context:

USA is shy of 1 million reported #COVID19 tests per day, as a country

New York City public schools alone has over 1 million students (…)

#JerseyCity thru mid July tested about 40K (cumulative)

@jcps_district enrollment about 30K
More on local context:…
These testing numbers are like puzzle pieces showing us the bigger picture. Lack of leadership at federal level has resulted in these pieces being in disarray. Not understanding the picture (& preparing accordingly) has potentially dangerous ramifications for schools reopening.
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If you will be at the protests in #JerseyCity today find me if you need to #RegisterToVote, change your address, update your registration, pedge to get 3 other people to the polls, or register for election reminder texts. Just look for my sign to come say hi! #BlackLivesMatter ImageImage
Thousands of people in front of city hall in #JerseyCity. #BlackLivesMatter ImageImage
Thousands of people in front of city hall in #JerseyCity. #GeorgeFlyod #BlackLivesMatter ImageImageImageImage
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Important expansion of closings in #JerseyCity: Yesterday evening we had our 4th positive case and we recognize where this can trend in a short period of time it we don’t get ahead of it.
We were the first in the country (last week) to implement any restrictions on any sort establishments in the city and being that social distancing is the best solution we will be expanding our limitations to different establishments.
This morning we are taking the steps via executive order to expand our restrictions that were implemented last week.

Effective noon today the following establishments will be closed:
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#JerseyCity shooter wrote on FB "that Jews were responsible for murdering black men because “the police are their hand now.”
Linda Sarsour said pretty much the same:
And even when Linda Sarsour knew that the ADL said it was antisemitic to blame Israel &US Jews supportive of Israel for police violence in the US, she had no regrets…
And here's the latest illustration of Linda Sarsour's unrepentant antisemitism
(for more on her dear "sister" Zahra Billoo:…)
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The Kosher grocery store at the center of today's mass shooting in #JerseyCity was targeted according to police.
The civilian victims of the #JerseyCityShooting were all Orthodox Jews at a Kosher market that doubled as a community center.…
The details of this story are just heartbreaking. The police officer who was murdered--a father of 5--was well-known to the community and described as "cherished." The Jewish EMS service attended victims, like they do for bomb victims in Israel.…
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If you’re so concerned about free speech in campuses, that you are raging against the decision to combat antisemitism, lemme tell you how/why I came here in 2011.
I volunteered to join the 1st Israeli delegation, after combating fake news re Israel online for years.
I was part of a pilot, “Faces of Israel”: diversity groups that toured college campuses in America — right before the infamous malicious propaganda event: “Apartheid Week”.
What I witnessed and experienced on the ground — was the effect of fake news. The hatred based on misinformation was astonishing.
It was scary, frustrating, and sad.
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THREAD Calling #jerseycity ...
I’m asking you to call about two important pieces of legislation tomorrow to get them prioritized and pushed through...
And I’ll explain why these are so important....
Every year, corporations and individuals try to requisition part of @LibertyParkNJ to increase their own wealth. If you’ve ever seen John Dunstan’s films/pics, you know the amazing wildlife that calls the park home. LSP needs permanent protection, to be free for all to use.
For voter restoration, 80,000 people in NJ are denied their right to participate in our democracy because they have a conviction in their past. This is a shameful injustice that must be rectified as other states have done.
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There is a collective art space in #JerseyCity and we finally went to check it out.
I want this!
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My power just went out. I'm on a 4th floor now with no AC. This is not good. #JerseyCity
Power still out. I found some battery powered string lights and a hand fan. My building is a 140 year old brownstone and I live on the 4th floor. It's going to get real hot real quickly in here if the power doesnt come on soon, bc it's 1030 PM and it's still 87°. Wish me luck
All of my lanterns are in my basement and I dont want to open my apartment door to get them bc it will let the cold air out so this is the light I have until the power comes back on. #poweroutage #JerseyCity
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It's a beautiful day to take a walk. Perfect jean jacket weather. #JerseyCity
It's so nice out I went back outside. #JerseyCity
First warm sunny day in my front yard. #JerseyCity
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.@mike_gordon Band at @whiteeaglehall. 🌵🌵🌵

Its great to finally have a real music venue just blocks from my home. 🐟🐠🐡
.@mike_gordon Band playing at @whiteeaglehall in #JerseyCity. #Phish 🐡🐠🐟

Cc @MrZonny @magnels @AduMScott
I would come back. @mike_gordon. #JerseyCity 🌵🐡🐠🐟🌵
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