Letters and Resolutions
8/12/15 Senate President Sweeney
& Senator Cunningham call for "ample" public process for our "national
8/12/15 "The Jersey Journal" by Ben Shapiro
Sweeney, Cunningham advocate for Liberty State Park in letter to DEP
12/10/15 Resolution by the Hudson County Board of Freeholders oppose
commercialization plans and call for full public participation process
8/3/15 Friends' letter to DEP urging
maximum public process for privatization plans
1/27/16 Resolution by the Jersey City City Council opposing
commercialization plans and callfor full public participation process
12/21/15 Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop letter to Commissioner "people
of JC & NJ deserve chances to weigh in"
Senator Lorretta Weinberg, Senate Majority leader, letter urging public
hearings and public comment period
Raj Mukherji letter to Commissioner, "For over thirty-nine years, public
consensus from advocates and local residents alike has remained constant
in opposition to any commercialization or privatization proposals."
V. McKnight and Assemblyman Nicholas Chiaravalloti letter to
"Families, schools, community groups, and tourists alike enjoy the vast
greenery, trees and wildlife throughout the park on a daily basis".
Annette Chaparro letter to DEP Commissioner "LSP is a "crown jewel" not
because of its potential for development, but because of what it
currently offers the people of Hudson County and beyond."
4/8/16 Senator and Union City Mayor Stack letter to Commissioner - "I
implore you to consider the residents of Hudson County and seek public
comment before making any decisions on a privatization plan. Turning
Liberty State Park into a private concert or hotel is not the answer. It
will adversely impact the quality of life for the residents of Hudson
County and take away a much needed space for recreation."
4/11/16 Deputy Speaker, Assemblywoman
L. Grace Spencer's letter to DEP
Commissioner Martin "A
hearing and public commenting period
makes any plans regarding the state park legitimate and within the
spirit of the public consensus. State parks provide great
benefit to the public, especially in areas of high density, where
green spaces are limited."
4/28//16 Senator Ray Lesniak letter to
Com. Martin "I
am writing to express my firm opposition to the NJDEP's plan to
privatize and commercialize LSP. Private development at LSP would take
away open space and restrict public access to the park... I urge you to
... seek public comment before making any decision on a privatization
5/3/16 Assembly Deputy Speaker John
Wisniewski letter to Com. Martin "I
ask that you to hold at least two public hearings at Liberty State Park
to ensure that the public is allowed to voice their opinions prior to
making any decisions on a privatization plan."