Sunday, July 10, 2022

Meetings and Events in the Week Ahead

"And what is so rare as a day in June?" This year, those rare summer days are happening in July. But this week, there are a few meetings that merit coming inside for.
  • On Monday, July 11, the Common Council holds its informal meeting for July at 6:00 p.m. No agenda or documents for the meeting have yet been posted, but the proposed local law to amend the ward boundaries will have to be voted on by the Council this month. Amending the ward boundaries requires a referendum, and the deadline for getting the issue on the ballot for November is August 6. The Council's informal meeting is a hybrid--taking place at City Hall and on Zoom. Click here to join the meeting remotely.
  • On Tuesday, July 12, at 10 a.m., the House Committee investigating the January 6 attack on the United States Capitol resumes its hearings. According to the New York Times, the hearing will reveal the committee's findings "about the connections between former President Donald J. Trump's effort to overturn the 2020 election and the domestic violent extremist groups that helped to organize the siege on Congress." 
Update: The time of Tuesday's January 6 committee hearing has been changed from 10:00 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • At noon on Tuesday, July 12, Hudson Community Development and Planning Agency (HCDPA) holds its monthly meeting. An agenda for the meeting is not available, but it is expected that the discussion of turning over properties now owned by HCDPA to the Hudson Housing Authority for the development of subsidized public housing will continue and perhaps reach some conclusion. The meeting will take place virtually. Click here to join.  
  • Also on Tuesday, July 12, the Planning Board meets at 6:00 p.m. The agenda for the meeting is not yet available, but two things that are likely to be on the agenda are Phase 2 and Phase 3 of the "Depot District" project and the new neighborhood proposed for Hudson Avenue. The meeting will take place virtually. Click here to join.
  • On Wednesday, July 13, it's Waterfront Wednesdays from 5 p.m. to sunset. The event this week features the Flow Chart Foundation presenting, at 7:00 p.m., John Ashbery's Description of a Masque, performed by Shanekia McIntosh, Craig Reardon, and Zoe Tuck, with theatre concept by Jeffrey Lependorf. Ashbery's zany modern fairy tale of life and how it comes to us is a mash-up of classical mythology and nursery rhyme characters, with a touch of noir film banter thrown in.
  • On Thursday, July 14, at 6:00 p.m., the Common Council holds a special meeting to receive an update on the truck route study and the efforts to reroute trucks out of Hudson. Gossips did a post about this meeting last Thursday. The meeting will be a hybrid--taking place at City Hall and on Zoom. Click here to join remotely.  


  1. Sorry to be late to the game here, Carole, but are there sites where we can better (i.e. more legible detail) views of the Ward boundary lines (current and proposed) and the Waterfront district plans? Thanks so much. --peter meyer

    1. The ward boundary changes necessitated by population changes revealed by the 2020 census have been discussed at length on this blog. This post will bring you up to speed:

      Waterfront district plans? You'll have to be more specific. I'm not sure what you are talking about. If you mean the Hudson Valley Initiative proposal to make riverfront park more resilient to climate change and sea level rise, go here: If you are talking about the state's plan to redesign the boat launch, go here: