Back to back stories on bedbugs, nepotism, outrageous salaries and worst of all, tenant abuse by the Saratoga Springs Housing Authority were published by area papers today.
The first from the Saratogian HERE
I think this story that contained a video with perhaps the funniest statement of the day, came from Authority Board Chairman Dennis Brunelle who made the observation that “You get into trouble when you don’t follow procedure” referring to the 10 minute public comment rule. Hey Brunelle you might be the last resident of planet earth to realize it, but your already in trouble, dumb ass and it isn’t from violating the public comment 10 minute rule.
Now that blistering story would have been bad enough but the Times Union also ran a troubling story about tenant abuse HERE.
I have met with some Tenants and have found there treatment under the administration of Ed Spychalski and Authority Board Chairman Dennis Brunelle to be of such an grievous nature that they border on criminal and may rise to the level of a felony human rights violations. Too bad our local law enforcement agencies are more worried about keeping me from setting foot on Housing authority property than protecting the rights of the cities downtrodden.
I am still waiting for a proper response to this outrage from the Mayor Scott Johnson and Public Safety Commissioner Christian Mathiesen. Kind of hard to say the cops are shorthanded when you can send SIX, count them SIX to stop one person from going to a Public Meeting.
I also believe that the trespass order served to me by the Saratoga Springs Police that was lacking any kind of Judicial signature was illegal. The fact that literally hundreds of these have been handed out by the City Police on behalf of Ed Spychalski and Authority Board Chairman Dennis Brunelle to be deplorable. I am now examining all of my legal options to challenge the validity of this “ORDER” that appears more suited to a Police State than a democracy.