Thursday, April 19, 2012
Saratoga Springs Housing Authority Board meeting 4/19/11: A new beginning?
Well the newly constituted SSHA board met for the regular April meeting with newest member former Saratoga Springs Finance Commissioner Ken Ivins in Stonequist Apartments at 11am today.
The meeting had the usual suspects present. A few of the building residents praised Housing Authority Executive Director Ed Spychalski, it had all the sincerity of a North Korean rally called to praise our “dear leader”. I fully expected someone to call on the board to make Ed Spychalski, Executive Director for life.
I got up and asked them to drop the no trespass order against me. I pointed to the American flag in the corner and asking why there wasn’t a flag salute in a public meeting of a governmental agency I went on to add freedom of speech is not a privilege but a constitutional right, and that the right to be a pain in the ass of government organizations as long as its conducted lawfully is guaranteed by the constitution and the flag that represents it in the corner.
Next city resident and Housing Authority gadfly John Kaufman spoke and I will put up that Video.
Finally a nasty rumor was put to bed that Executive Director Ed Spychalski, had been given a 3% raise again without City Council approval. It now appears that a committee has been formed to do a performance review but no word if they will be presenting his salary to the Council.
Till next time enjoy the beautiful weather