New Jersey Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno denied there was any link between a Hoboken redevelopment project and the Christie administration’s assistance to the city in obtaining recovery aid after Superstorm Sandy.
“I deny any suggestion made by Mayor (Dawn) Zimmer that there was ever any condition on the release of Sandy funds by me,” Guadagno said Monday at a news conference.
Zimmer said in an MSNBC interview on Saturday that Guadagno and Department of Community Affairs Commissioner Richard Constable III told the mayor she would have to go along with a private development project supported by Christie if Hoboken were to receive Sandy relief money.
The allegations by Zimmer, a Democrat, dominated headlines this weekend as Christie tries to get past a bridge scandal that threatens his political future. Christie is scheduled to take his oath of office Tuesday for a second term as governor.