- On Monday, November 8, the Common Council holds its informal meeting at 6:00 p.m. On the agenda is a resolution in support of the "good cause" eviction legislation that has been introduced at the state level (A5573/S3082). Also on the agenda is a resolution outlining the process by which majority and minority leaders are determined when all members of the Common Council are of the same party.
In the event that all members of the Council belong to the same political party, the entire Council shall hold one vote to designate the Majority leader and another vote to designate the Minority leader.
If there are two members who belong to different minority parties, they will split the two-year term for minority leader, unless one cedes the right to the other.
If there are more than two members who belong to different minority parties, they will divide the two-year term by that number, unless one or more of the members cedes their right.
To avoid the situation that occurred in 2020, when Calvin Lewis and Shershah Mizan decided to "identify" as Working Families Party in order to elect Rebecca Wolff the minority leader, the resolution states: "party membership shall be determined by the party membership of the Council member at the time of commencement of the most recent city election cycle which shall be deemed the last day for submitting petitions to be placed on the ballot." Click here to join the Zoom meeting.
- On Tuesday, November 9, the Hudson Community Development and Planning Agency (HCDPA) meets at noon. This meeting will take place in person at City Hall.
- At 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 9, the Conservation Advisory Council will hold what seems to be a special meeting, since the CAC has already met once this month. Unlike the CAC meeting last Tuesday, this one is on Zoom. Click here to join.
- At 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 9, the Planning Board holds its regular monthly meeting. Last week, when the Planning Board canceled a special meeting, it was announced that the Colarusso issue, which was the topic of the special meeting, would be taken up at the regular meeting on November 9. It's not clear if that will happen. Gossips learned this morning that the meeting agenda for Tuesday is still in flux. Like the agenda, the link to the Zoom meeting has not yet been published.
- On Wednesday, November 10, the Hudson Housing Authority Board of Commissioners meets at 6:00 p.m. This is an in-person meeting which will take place in the Community Room at Bliss Towers, 41 North Second Street. Very likely one or both of the new interim directors of HHA--Nick Zachos and Aiesha Davie--will be present for the meeting.
- Also at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, November 10, the Common Council holds a special meeting to "receive and consider" the city budget for 2022. This meeting will be held on Zoom, but the link to the Zoom meeting has not yet been published.
- On Friday, November 12, there will be a public hearing on the proposed 2022 budget. The hearing will take place on Zoom, but the link to the meeting has not yet been published.
- On Sunday, November 14, at 3:00 p.m., Friends of the Public Square (FOPS) will hold a Community Engagement Day at Seventh Street Park. According to the announcement of the event on Facebook, "This is the first of a series of community engagement events that FOPS will be holding. Before we apply for grants and plan anything major, we would like to hear from the people of Hudson what you want in our shared public space."