Wednesday, September 5, 2012

One Accusation Fits All

Tonight, there is a fact-finding hearing at 6 p.m. at City Hall. Landlords, tenants, representatives of the police and fire departments have been invited to give testimony on the issue of rental property in Hudson, with the goal of gathering information to make changes to the city code aimed at improving the health and safety conditions of rental units in Hudson. The hearing was organized by Alderman John Friedman (Third Ward), chair of the Common Council Legal Committee.

Now it seems a tenant facing eviction from an apartment on upper Warren Street, in the Third Ward, is accusing Friedman of conflict of interest. The accusation seems to be based on the fact that Friedman, who is an attorney, is representing the landlord in the eviction action against him and therefore should not have any role in the Common Council's efforts to ensure the habitability of apartments offered for rent in the city. Nathan Mayberg has the story in today's Register-Star: "Tenant takes issue with alderman."

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