Pastor John Rice leader of the
Conflict with Housing Authority leads pastor's food bank out of doors. By EMILY DONOHUE
It seems the Pastors independent spirit and outspokenness about a registered sex offender teaching Tae Kwon Do to young children put him on a collision course with Housing Authority Administrators. The situation deteriorated to the point that Housing Authority personal called police not on the sex offender, but on the Pastor to eject him from Authority property but this is disputed by local police.
I find the treatment of this Pastor despicable. The Housing Authority has always had a reputation for using heavy handed tactics against its residents and running a quasi police state on its territory. Members of its staff which are really just one extended family have been the focus of both local and federal investigation into Federal HUD and HATCH act violations. Residents have complained about being forced to sign voting petitions and being told what parties to join and who to vote for. Residents who show the slightest hesitation has been evicted. These tactics are very similar to voter fraud violations in Troy Public housing.
The Saratoga Housing Authority has been run like a private fiefdom for too long and its time it is cleaned up once and for all.
In case your wondering who works there and what their paid as a public service I will give last years salaries and remember this year is much higher.
Hawthorne, Gerard Municipal Authorities $54,799
Hawthorne, Brenda L Municipal Authorities $23,467
Hawthorne, Cynthia A Municipal Authorities $28,551
Crawford, Larry J Municipal Authorities $34,080
Heaton, Donald G Municipal Authorities $30,064
Lloyd, Jr, Thomas R Municipal Authorities $38,155
Peterson, Kathleen A Municipal Authorities $40,008
Sicko, Kathleen M Municipal Authorities $41,812
Spychalski, Jr, Edward J Municipal Authorities $112,336
Traver, Timothy J Municipal Authorities $40,226