Residents who believe they have wrongly been denied Sandy aid and/or have failed to get answers from the administration as to why they were denied are encouraged to attend and share their stories with the media and Senate President Sweeney.
The dates of the tour visits are as follows:
Wednesday, February 19 11:00 a.m. Perth Amboy City Hall; 260 High Street in Perth Amboy Press conference with the Senate President, Mayor and other officials to discuss Sandy aid problems
Friday, February 21 11:00 a.m. Toms River Elks Lodge #1875; 600 Washington Street in Toms River A town hall style meeting where residents will be able to share their stories on the difficulties of getting Sandy aid
Saturday, February 22 12:30 p.m. Moonachie Borough Hall; 70 Moonachie Road, Moonachie Press conference with the Senate President, Mayor and other officials to discuss Sandy aid problems
Two weeks ago, Senate President Sweeney introduced legislation that would establish a “Sandy Bill of Rights.” The bill of rights would do several things, including:
The requirement of a plain language explanation of what is needed to be eligible and to apply for Sandy recovery programs;
The right to know where your relief application stands and what additional information is needed; the right to know why your application was rejected or why you were placed on a waiting list and the right to appeal a denial of funding.