Well first I must apologize to all my readers. I was in NYC for a couple of days. This was planned long before the meeting was scheduled for Tuesday night. Since my home was broken into I never publicly say when I’m going to be out of town.
But it sounds like you got your message out loud and clear. Kudos go out to Commissioner of Accounts John Franck and Mayor Scott Johnson. But the real heroes of this are you, the residents of Public Housing. You proved that you will stand up to incompetence and corruption. You have not only gotten your dignity back but you’ve been an inspiration. The emperor has no clothes. The carefully crafted cult of personality that Ed Spychalski crafted for himself is gone. Never will residents live in fear of Ed. The only people who seem in denial of this are the Authority board.
The NUN, Charla Commins, comes across as out to lunch as she says in this video.
"The Housing Authority can't be all wrong if it has achieved some of the highest standings in the state. And it's based on a lot of things, not just the maintenance of a building. It's based on a lot of scores. And we've really achieved that. And I think a lot of that has had to do with the leadership of Ed Spychalski," said Sister Charla Commins, Housing Authority Board Member
Really Sister? The FIRST responsibility of the board of commissioners .
According to your own mission statement
“It follows from the mission of the SSHA, that while Public Housing is a Business and should be operated as such, its primary product is the provision of safe, decent and affordable housing to persons of low or modest income”
Well I saw this on the news in NYC
Scientists Discover Bedbugs Carrying MRSA Germ In Study.
I think you might need a couple months helping out the Little Sisters of the Poor, you and the rest of the board seem to have forgotten your calling. I will help you remember it.
You serve the residents, they don’t serve you. They are your “clients” perhaps you should remember they don’t “owe” you a thing. You don’t give them housing “HUD” does. Without them ED and his family doesn’t have a job. You Sister Charla could be changing bandages in a Leper colony instead of jetting off to conferences
Anyway a round up of the stories
And finally I understand the good dentist called me a “liar” twice last night
This is a copy of the e-mail I sent him today
Dear Commissioner Mathiesen
I am sorry I couldn’t make the meeting last night. I understand there is some confusion over some events that happened to me. This confusion I’m told caused you to refer to me as a “liar” twice during a public meeting. Perhaps this will clear up any confusion.
On Dec 30 2011 I was served by Saratoga Police with a “no trespass” order for all Housing Authority property. This is an indisputable fact. I never alleged six police served me with the notice.
On January 19 2012 I engaged the police department in multiple conversations about my attendance at a Public meeting at Stonequist Apartments of the Housing Authority board. I was told if I set one foot on the property I would be arrested. Over six police were either on the grounds or in the immediate vicinity before and during the meeting. I’ve have no idea if they were solely there for me. But they were there and this has been confirmed by multiple sources including the media. But of course you are free to call citizens whatever you like regardless of the facts.
Second as a champion of open and transparent government I know you will be pleased to learn I will be publishing the complete salaries of all Public Safety personal from 2011 on Sunday night. I’m sure you will agree that this information is vital for the public to know so the true cost of adding more personal to your departments can be fully understood.