At the HCDPA (Hudson Community Development and Planning Agency) meeting yesterday, Quintin Cross, bemoaning the fact that, because all seats on the board are ex officio, there is no continuity, revealed that First Ward alderman Rebecca Wolff will not be seeking reelection. Since Wolff was at the meeting and didn't deny it, it can probably be accepted as fact.
Facebook page, where he made the announcement yesterday, Frick said this about his experience in Hudson and his preparation to become alderman:
I have spent the past four years watching and learning here in Hudson. I've noticed that our city, while a wonderful place in so many regards, has dramatic opportunities to improve equity, sustainability, communication, and inclusion. Part of what makes Hudson so unique is the vibrancy of the people who live here. We have a responsibility to provide affordable housing to the people who call Hudson home, educational and work opportunities for people to build happy and productive lives, and services for people in need. It's a simple idea, though the path is certainly not smooth. I want every resident of Hudson to feel welcome, safe, and happy in their community.
I will be spending the rest of 2021 attending Common Council meetings, speaking with current and former representatives of Hudson and Columbia County, and doing the research to find models for how Hudson can better serve its community. I will also be listening to residents of Hudson to better understand what you want. Again, no issue is too big or too small. I am here to listen and to act.