Auerbach owes an apology
Dear Editor: Re “Ulster County budget hearing all about comptroller cuts ,” Nov. 16, 2016: Comptroller Elliott Auerbach should be ashamed of his politicized critique of the Patriots Project for veterans during the hearing.
He has some nerve finding fault with a program that has helped dozens of homeless veterans secure stable housing. His derogatory quote about “recidivism” is disrespectful to veterans and ignorant of the reasons for veteran homelessness.
Auerbach owes an apology to the veteran community. He also should answer for politicizing a successful program to divert attention from valid questioning of his results as comptroller.
Colleen Mountford, Woodstock