Guilderland residents, you are being played

To the Editor:
Did Guilderland residents or Robyn Gray trying to represent town residents for the Guilderland Coalition for Responsible Growth and/or The Altamont Enterprise get played by town Supervisor Peter Barber at the recent town board meeting when your paper reported that the town board is proposing a six-month moratorium on “subdivisions of five or more lots, apartment complexes of 25 or more units, and residential care facilities of 50 or more units.” [Guilderland proposes six-month moratorium on large residential development,” March 22, 2024]

Does anyone think Peter Barber does not know about pending legislation that was introduced in December 2023, Senate Bill S7791; its purpose is “to allow religious corporations to bypass restrictive zoning barriers in order to build affordable housing on their land.”

Does Peter Barber know about the Senate bill? What about Christine Napierski, Esq., or Jacob Crawford, did they know about the Senate bill of December 2023?

Guilderland residents, why would you show up to a public hearing on April 16? In my opinion, you are being played.

Christine Duffy


Editor’s note: The so-called “faith-based affordable housing act” is in committee in the State Senate, and is not on the calendar for a floor vote. To become law, a bill has to pass a floor vote in both the State Senate and State Assembly and then be signed by the governor. So this bill is not likely to affect a six-month moratorium in Guilderland.

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