Saturday, March 17, 2012

NIMBY and the Former Mayor

Inspired by a statement made by Rick Scalera and quoted in today's Register-Star article "Will HAVE building be a shelter?", Sam Pratt makes a new entry in "The Ricky Files."


  1. Is Columbia County planning to prevent homelessness or manage it? Looks like they intend to manage it. Ending the use of motels to house the homeless is a good thing but building new infrastructure -- emergency shelter, transitional housing, and permanent supportive housing and a bloated nonprofit to run all of it -- is tired thinking and will not end homelessness. Prevention and rapid re-housing is the key.

  2. @Kate Stone
    Would you be willing to serve on a committee which would make recommendations to the Hudson Common Council and the Columbia County Board of Supervisors. We need more people involved who understand this issue, particularly Columbia County residents.

    There are others looking for sensible solutions to these problems.
    Contact me off list at

  3. this was Have, INC. post in Register Star.They are a very good company and I am glad they will be staying in Hudson.

    kstein99 wrote on Mar 19, 2012 3:42 PM:

    " Just a note about HAVE, Inc.whose building is the subject of this story. I'm surprised that the Register Star reporter didn't contact anyone at HAVE about this very premature story. While the HAVE building is indeed for sale, FYI to anyone who might think otherwise, HAVE is still going strong and will continue to be located in the community even if the building were to sell at some point in the future. I hope that people didn't assume from this story that HAVE is in any way going out of business "