There is a lot happening later today, starting at 4:00 p.m., and no one is going to be able to do all of it. Here's the summary. You can pick and choose.
- At 4:00 p.m., Mayor Kamal Johnson holds a public hearing on the proposed local law that will amend the lodging tax law to abolish the Tourism Board. The hearing takes place in person only, so if you want to participate, you need to show up at City Hall, 520 Warren Street.
- From 4:30 to 6:00 p.m., CEDC (Columbia Economic Development Corporation) is hosting the Columbia County Virtual Housing Forum. The announcement for the event indicates that attendees will "learn about the latest trends in Columbia County housing." During the forum, a recent study commissioned by CEDC and carried out by Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress, the same group that did Hudson's Affordable Housing Development Plan, will be discussed. For the Zoom link to the meeting, click here.
- At 5:30 p.m., Friends of Oakdale Lake presents the Oakdale Lake Water Quality Assessment Project carried out by the ecological consulting firm Great Ecology. The event takes place in person only at the Hudson Area Library, 51 North Fifth Street.
- At 6:00 p.m., the newly created Tourism Committee of the Common Council will hold its first meeting. The committee is made up of the following alders: Ryan Wallace (Third Ward), Dominic Merante (Fifth Ward), and Art Frick (First Ward). The agenda includes reviewing applications for funding in 2022. (There is $50,000 available this year.) Also on the agenda is a discussion of WSSUP 2022. (The acronym stands for Warren Street Seasonal Usage Program.) Click here to access the meeting on Zoom.