The empire Ed built just keeps on crumbling after he and Saratoga Springs Housing Authority Manager Gerard Hawthorn resigned from the board of the Saratoga Affordable Housing Group after their meeting at 8:30 am Tuesday at Longfellow’s at Saratoga Lake.
Housing Authority gadfly John Kaufmann had tried to attend the meeting but was unceremoniously told to leave by Dennis Brunelle who was the chairman of the Saratoga Springs Housing Authority Board of Commissioners until he refused to resign and wasn’t reappointed by city Mayor Scott Johnson.
I have long been troubled by the cloudy relationship between the SSHA and the nonprofit Saratoga Affordable Housing Group. They basically had a monopoly over affordable housing in the city and both were effectually puppets of the will of Ed Spychalski. Piss off Ed your chances of finding decent affordable housing in the city were zero.
Many people have accused me of abandoning the city but I can attest to the scarcity of affordable housing, relocating to Milton only after an extensive search for anything decent for $800 to $1000 a month proved fruitless. Thanks to friends I was able to secure my current location that accepts pets and doesn’t mind I’ve been stalked by the NXIVM cult, but like MacArthur when my current pets die of old age to the delight of some and the chagrin of others I shall return.
That said I’m in a unique position to know just how important that a fair and honest Affordable Housing Group is in the city.
I’m afraid this group with the messy co mingling of funds along with the letter from Grassely that states
“SSHA financial documents do not indicate that SSHA has any nonprofit affiliates”
Somebody is lying or trying to cover up something and I still want to know about the contract with A J Arpey Inc who the Affordable Housing Group. paid $1,074,941 in 2010.
Till next time I’ll be at the Saratoga Tattoo Expo HERE at the civic center. Wait till our intrepid Commissioner of public morality Christian Mathiesen gets a look at these folks at 4am. You know Chris maybe you should broaden your horizons a little. Prejudice can take many forms. Just because you may not like the way someone looks or dresses it’s your problem not theirs. That was until you were voted into power. With power comes reasonability and hopefully wisdom, try using both for a change and lighten up. Hell come on down and get some ink.