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2024 State of the City Address - Perth Amboy

2024 State of the City Address

Mayor Helmin J. Caba's Vision for a Thriving Perth Amboy

On May 16, 2024, Mayor Helmin J. Caba delivered State of the City Address at Perth Amboy High School, highlighting the city's remarkable achievements in 2023 and outlining ambitious plans for 2024. Here are the key takeaways:

Celebrating 2023 Accomplishments:

  • Public Safety Enhancements: Significant investments in the police and fire departments, including new equipment and expanded forces.
  • Economic Growth: Initiatives like the 'Moving Perth Amboy Forward' plan and the redevelopment of the Gateway site.
  • Infrastructure Improvements: The "Smooth Roads Ahead" initiative secured over $10 million for street and drainage improvements, and historical investments were made in water infrastructure.
  • Cultural and Recreational Developments: New parks, dedicated basketball courts, and expanded arts programs have enriched community life.

Looking Ahead to 2024:

  • Economic Initiatives: Continued redevelopment efforts, including major projects on Smith Street and the Second Street corridor, aimed at creating walkable, mixed-use communities.
  • Community Health and Safety: Further investments in public safety and health projects, including a new firehouse and improvements in water infrastructure.
  • Cultural and Recreational Expansion: More community murals, support for health projects, and new fitness zones are planned to enhance residents' quality of life.

Mayor Caba's address highlights the importance of community collaboration and the city's resilience in the face of challenges. He called on all residents to join in shaping a brighter future for Perth Amboy, ensuring it remains a vibrant, safe, and prosperous community for generations to come.

For more detailed information, click here for the complete 2024 State of the City Address and the State of the City Newsletter here.

Click here for the 2024 State of the City Address Directors' Cut Celebrating Perth Amboy's Achievements.

Click here to view the Memoriam: Honoring Those We Lost - 2024 State of the City Address