Push for Rent Control in Hoboken Comes to an End

The latest challenge to change rent controls in Hoboken was officially withdrawn on Tuesday, February 18th. After appearing on the November 2013 ballot for the second straight year, a referendum to change rent controls was once again narrowly defeated by a slim-margin of 122 votes, which led advocacy groups to challenge the decision in court.

Although Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer called upon the New Jersey Attorney General to investigate the vote count last month, supporters decided to withdraw their challenge after the judge indicated that voters would have to testify about contested vote-by-mail ballots.