Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Worthy of Mention

At last night's Common Council meeting, Alderman Rob Bujan (First Ward) read a prepared statement about the incident that occurred in a public budget workshop at the beginning of November. The comment comes so long after the incident because Bujan had been away at the time it occurred. Here's what he said.
I wanted to comment on the incident that occurred at the final BEA meeting at City Hall on November 1, 2018. I realize that we all are incredibly passionate about what we feel is important to the City of Hudson and its residents. However, when that passion translates to assault and, in this case, feces being thrown at an elected official, that is not an unfortunate incident but something that has no place in the City of Hudson.
It not only takes away from the issue itself, but when not immediately condemned by leadership, it also opens up a potentially dangerous narrative that could easily escalate to something more untoward in the future. We are a city of laws and one where both residents and elected officials should feel safe to have spirited debate and conversation without being worried about physical harm.
Gossips commends Bujan for this statement.


  1. I'd also like to commend Alderman Bujan for speaking up. It's important as a community that we are able to come together to discuss issues openly and respectfully, and I think his comments hit the nail on the head.

  2. I'm glad the Alderman read his statement. The miscreant he described should be prosecuted instead of protected. It's foolish to let this incident disappear down the memory hole.

  3. Thank you very much, Rob for this statement.
    Thank you for your professionalism, ethics, and leadership on the Common Council.