Tonight, while Gossips was at the Common Council Police Committee meeting, there was meeting of the Board of Supervisors Economic Development Committee at which HDC's announcement of its plans was preempted. Fourth Ward supervisor Linda Mussmann reports this on her Facebook page:
Tonight at the County Economic Committee Meeting it was announced that Mike Tucker/CEDC was planning on taking over Hudson Development Corporation--(HDC the author of the DRI application) for the City of Hudson--some of the language included in the application has caused a lot of controversy--the statement regarding the embracing of Colarusso in the Hudson waterfront--was for some--a false statement. When I said I had concerns because of Mr. Tucker's role in the writing of the DRI application and the inclusion of the false statement--he denied that he had anything to do with it and blamed the statement about the relationship of Colarusso and the city on the "then Mayor"--Tiffany Martin Hamilton.Mussmann refers her Facebook readers to this Gossips post from May 26: "The Origin of the Language."
If what Mussmann reports is true, this seems to be a very unwise move on the part of the beleaguered HDC Board if the goal is to regain the community's trust.
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Update: Mike Tucker issued a statement in response to what Mussmann reported. Click here to see that response.