LEAVING BAYONNE RESIDENTS BEHIND
In Dirty Davis’ first year in office, Bayonne residents faced a nearly 3% property tax increase. Since then, he has continued to leave Bayonne’s current residents in the dust, favoring expensive, high-end developments to attract new, wealthy residents, all while increasing property taxes and the city’s debt.
These flashy developments strain city services and exacerbate parking problems, and current residents are expected to foot the bill while Dirty Davis gives tax breaks to big developers. When the city is already struggling to serve its existing residents, why are we expected to take on the tax burden of these new developments?
If that’s not enough, Dirty Davis expects Bayonne residents to pay $100 million to let a for-profit entity take over Bayonne Medical Center through eminent domain, just to let his friends and campaign donors operate the hospital and lease the land at a discounted rate.
FAILING TO KEEP OUR STREETS CLEAN
Dirty Davis is more concerned with sweetheart deals than with Bayonne’s serious trash problem. In June, he pushed through a multi-million dollar garbage collection contract to his friend and campaign donor, despite numerous resident complaints that their garbage was not being collected. This was after the campaign donor (and owner of the garbage collection company) “gifted” Bayonne a $64,000 truck as the city was looking for a new garbage collector.
This is no coincidence -- Dirty Davis is prioritizing his campaign bank account above the wellbeing of Bayonne residents.
FACING LAWSUITS AND LEADING WITH INCOMPETENCE
Dirty Davis has faced multiple lawsuits alleging improper behavior in the workplace, including gender discrimination, sexual harassment, and sending sexually charged text messages to a subordinate. The hostile “boys club” culture that he has cultivated in his office does not and should not represent the residents of Bayonne.