Friday Tour Will Follow Recent Ocean County Assembly Tour & Eight Assembly Hearings on Sandy Impact
(TRENTON) – Assembly leadership on Monday announced New Jersey General Assembly members on Friday, Dec. 21 will tour parts of Middlesex and Monmouth counties that have been devastated by Superstorm Sandy.
The tour will be second taken by Assembly members to see Sandy damage and hear first-hand from residents, business owners and local officials on what needs to be done to rebuild. The Assembly toured Ocean County damage in late November.
Assembly committees have also held legislative hearings on Sandy’s impact on the insurance, higher education, education, utilities, the economy, legal services, transportation and human services.
“The Assembly tour of Ocean County was an invaluable experience, allowing the members to witness first-hand what needs to be done to recover from this devastating storm,” said Assembly Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver (D-Essex/Passaic). “I expect the tour of Middlesex and Monmouth counties to be no different. We’ll meet directly with residents and business owners impacted by the storm and get a look at the challenges we face together as we ready a legislative response.”
“The trip legislators took to Ocean County was emotional, but very informative,” said Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick (R-Union, Morris and Somerset). “Speaking with local officials and residents provided an insight as to what challenges they face in their recovery effort. I am sure our visit to Monmouth and Middlesex Counties will be just as productive in helping legislators understand the needs of the affected communities. The Legislature is unified in helping towns rebuild from this catastrophe.”
This tour will depart from the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 21.
Assembly members will travel via buses led by the New Jersey State Police with stops expected in locations such as Sayreville, Perth Amboy, South Amboy, Union Beach, Keansburg, Atlantic Highlands and Sea Bright.
As was the case with the Ocean County tour, members of the media are welcome to join the tour by riding along on the buses.
Those wishing to join the tour are simply asked to RSVP to the Assembly Majority Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.