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Watson Coleman: Gov. Christie's Disregard of COAH Court Order Yet Another Example of Indifference & Arrogance that Permeates his Office
Christie administration slammed by appeals court for failing to follow Supreme Court order compelling the state to address NJ's affordable housing shortageAssemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-Mercer/Hunterdon) today issued the following statement criticizing Gov. Christie's disregard for New Jerseyans in need of affordable housing, following the administration's defiance of court orders requiring the Council on Affordable Housing (COAH) to draft rules that would clear the way for towns to start building affordable housing:
"I wish I could say I was surprised by this, but this fits the pattern of behavior typical of this governor. Anytime the governor doesn't want to do something, he simply disregards the rules.
"This mean-spirited behavior did not go unnoticed by a panel of Appellate Division judges who took great exception to the governor ignoring the state Supreme Court and its ruling…."