Articles and Notes on Issues

Covid Test Kit

Coronavirus Testing

Focus on the most vulnerable and the most at-risk populations

Complete Streets

I organized a training for the City of Hudson to develop safe streets for all modes of transportation

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News, Updates, and Resources for coronavirus response.

Climate Smart Task Force

Climate change will have devastating impacts and we must reduce greenhouse gas emissions. I help secure technical assistance for sustainability planning and am chairing Hudson's Task Force.

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Census 2020

Stand Up and Be Counted

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Improve Transportation Services

Expand services, optimize the riding experience, and increase awareness

Environmental Policy

We are facing environmental catastrophe. We need to take bold while creating better infrastructure for all.

Improvements Needed Before New Camp Regulations

Proposed local vaccination law needs more work

Donate Your Tote Bags

Donate Tote Bags

Getting Ready for Plastic Bag Ban

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Anti-displacement Grant

Hudson receives grant to combat displacement of low-income residents. I helped write the grant and serve on the task force.

Hudson's Riverfront Park

Columbia County Supports a Clean Hudson River

PCB levels are dangerously high and GE should be held accountable

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New Bicycle Equipment

I facilitated a grant for new equipment for public use.

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New Funding for Hudson Crosswalks

I facilitated a grant with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia and Greene Counties (CCE) to create and maintain crosswalks.

Get Involved with the Board of Supervisors

Resources to track, research, and contact the Board of Supervisors


Columbia County shouldn't spend $27,980 on a Public Health Department App

Focus on Strategic Priorities for Better Communication

Stand Up for Effective Drug Policy

Attempting to eradicate marijuana is the wrong use of resources. We should be focusing on evidence-based solutions - successful pathways to recovery and harm reduction.

Summer jobs for college students

Columbia County is hiring college students who will be home for the summer


Reduce Plastic

Columbia County To Reduce Single-Use Plastic Checkout Bags

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County Government Should Invite Public Feedback

Share the proposed resolutions to the public. Before a committee vote, the public should have an opportunity to comment.

Grants for Business Expansion and New Jobs

Columbia County advocates for state funds to support Hudson Valley Creamery, GTel, and Drumlin expansion

Call for Higher Standards

Improve Government Functions and Transparency


Short-term rentals tax

Can a County tax help fund affordable housing initiatives?

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Moving Forward on Affordable Housing

Improve our city and better serve our residents

Better Appointments

Columbia County is appointing people without interviewing candidates and appointing people without reviewing track record.


Local Government Campus

Columbia County and the City of Hudson should explore a shared purchase of the John L. Edwards building.

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Downtown Revitalization Initiative

Make sure the $10 million benefits the people who live here

Police in Schools

Should the county hire three additional resource officers?

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Advocate for More Public Parks

Parks and trails have numerous benefits to the community, including recreation and economic development.

$2,000,000 Airport Improvements

Should the County spend $100,000 on a $2,000,000 airport improvement?

Reviewing Sparkler and Firework Policy

Should sparklers and fireworks be prohibited in Columbia County?

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Housing the Homeless

Better services to homeless people

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Encourage Solar Power, Reduce Costs

Columbia County considers long-term solar power contract

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Financial Struggles for Columbia-Greene Community College

Learn about the CGCC financial struggles and how you can support better funding

Advocate for More Effective Mental Health Services

What if Columbia County had a mental health court?

No on $115,000 Airport Expansion

I voted against purchasing the Colarusso parcel

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Reduce Business Costs and Implement Clean Energy

Use Energize NY loans for energy efficiency upgrades

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