Sign Up To Attend Christie Town Hall Meeting in Manasquan

Governor coming to high school gymnasium Thursday March 21

Gov. Chris Christie is coming to Manasquan March 21, to hold another town hall meeting focusing on the governor's agenda and recovery after Hurricane Sandy.

The event will be held in the gymnasium of Manasquan High School, 167 Broad Street, Manasquan, NJ 08736. Doors will open at 3:15 p.m. and the event is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m.

The Manasquan High School gymnasium will host residents from around the state, and the governor's office has asked attendees to first register.

Seating is on a first come, first serve basis and open to the public. Please RSVP by clicking here.

With more than 100 town halls held state-wide during his term as governor, Christie will aim to again recreate his conversational event Thursday, opening with a speech and then taking audience questions.

Martin March 21, 2013 at 12:07 PM
FEMA has damaged the Shore more than Sandy! It has killed our property values with its error-filled flood zone maps, extravagant home-raising heights and exorbitant annual insurance premiums. Congress must amend the 2012 Biggert-Waters Act that bails FEMA out of its Katrina debt with OUR money -- or tens of thousands of homes will abandoned or foreclosed. Citizens' protest organization will have an important public meeting Sunday. The Brick mayor and others will present the cold hard facts, and answer questions from residents of all towns. Info at Facebook.com/StopFemaNow and at StopFemaNow.com Please bring a friend. Help save our homes. (Governor, are you listening?)
Martin March 21, 2013 at 12:08 PM
"Stop FEMA Now" rally, 12 noon to 2 PM Sunday, March 24th, at Brick Munic. Bldg. (all towns' residents welcome), 401 Chambersbridge Rd., Brick.
Squandered Youth March 21, 2013 at 01:25 PM
We need the State and its Congressional delegation to pledge to fix Biggert-Waters, keep premiums affordable and preserve the character of the Shore. Dunes protect everyone: homes, businesses, infrastructure, etc. Most homes flooded because dunes were too low. Let's get them built stronger and press FEMA to lower BFE elevations based on the protection provided by dunes. The new maps threaten everyone. They don't square with experience and their "actuarial" premiums collect in ten years or less the anticipated cost of 100 years or more of claims. Flood premiums as high as property taxes are absurd and we can't afford them. We need to press Washington to ensure new maps are realistic and phased in as a means of setting premiums only when homes have been substantially damaged, when it's the cheapest to make major changes. The Katrina debt also needs to be removed from the NFIP. Homeowners are being crushed between rising premiums and unaffordable house-lifting. This is a crisis. Given the huge numbers of second homes affected and the impact on property values if their owners are priced out, limiting CDBG to residents does no more good than a dune in front of half a town. No matter who pays, raising tens of thousands of existing homes not substantially damaged by Sandy is an absurd response. Efforts to raise the dunes and lower premiums should be exhausted before accepting the last resort of putting the Shore on stilts.
Freetobeyouandme March 21, 2013 at 01:53 PM
Is it correct that NJ Transit, NY MTA etc do not have flood insurance but have received billions of dollars in FEMA payments? The only information I found was MTA was insured for business interruption not flood. Will they be required to have coverage under NFIP if the new FEMA maps are adopted? Their participation as well as other nationwide public works that receive FEMA flood funds would greatly improve the finances of FEMA. If not, the validity of the BWA requirements seem to be highly disputable. Do not accept Washington dropping its problem on the doorsteps of homeowners.
B. Ogrady March 21, 2013 at 08:13 PM
Raising Dunes did not protect my beach front home. All it did was have more sand to go through peoples homes and pile up on the street to be hauled, cleaned and put back on the beach. A higher home with a cement foundation and storm shutters is what saved my home.


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