Earlier this morning, I reported that a subcommittee of ten members of the DRI Local Planning Committee would, over the course of this week, be reviewing the proposed projects and comments from the public. Uncertain who the ten people who made up this subcommittee were, I asked Sheena Salvino, executive director of HDC (Hudson Development Corporation). She reminded me that this subcommittee, now being called the Project Review Team, had been discussed at a previous Local Planning Committee meeting and is made up of two representatives from each of the five LPC subcommittees:
Transportation Tiffany Martin Hamilton and Jeff Hunt
Livable Communities Matthew Nelson and Todd Erling
Food Michelle Hughes and Elena Mosley
Workforce Michael Sadowski and Tiney Abitabile
Waterfront Betsy Gramkow and Seth Rapport
Add to these ten, only four of whom, to my knowledge, actually reside in Hudson, the state officials--Crystal Robinson Loffler (Homes and Community Renewal), Mike Yevoli (Empire State Development), John Wimbush and Jaime Ethier (Department of State)--and local staff--Sheena Salvino (HDC) and Mike Tucker (Columbia Economic Development Corporation)--and you get the group that will be transforming thirty proposed projects into the draft Hudson DRI Investment Plan.
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