Assuming it's safe to leave home later today, there is meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. at City Hall that deserves attention. It is a meeting of the Common Council Economic Development Committee, chaired by Don Moore, at which a presentation will be made by Karen Strong, the biodiversity outreach educator for the Hudson River Estuary Program, and Ellen Jouret-Epstein, community projects manager for the Columbia Land Conservancy. They will be talking about Conservation Advisory Councils and how such a council could benefit the City of Hudson by advising the city officials on issues relating to conservation. The Town of Ancram already has a CAC, as does the Town of Red Hook in Dutchess County.
Since this is a meeting of the Economic Development Committee, it might also be an appropriate place to raise questions and voice opinions about decisions being made that affect Hudson's economic development, like the latest permutation of the Galvan plan to house the homeless in Hudson.