Doyle has spoken out about development and open space issues in Hoboken -- at meetings, in letters to the editor, and in this interesting story from several years ago.
Doyle will take a seat that opened up at the last meeting when Councilwoman Carol Marsh announced her resignation for personal reasons.
At the meeting, the four council members aligned with Mayor Dawn Zimmer voted for Doyle. That means that allies of Zimmer retain a five-member majority on the nine-member council. Councilwoman Beth Mason was absent.
Members of the council minority attempted to protest the interpretation of the municipal law that allowed the council to vote on Doyle Wednesday night.
At the meeting, school board candidate Pat Waiters spoke about letting the people vote. The minority council members said the same thing.
All of the arguing took place while Doyle was to be sworn in. Finally the council congratulated Doyle after 15 minutes of comments and objections.
For more coverage of tonight's meeting, watch this weekend's Hoboken Reporter and check back at hudsonreporter.com.