KINGSTON – A narrowly divided Common Council voted to send a plan to lock in affordable housing at the Stony Run apartment complex back to committee. The vote on Tuesday came after tenants at the complex told lawmakers they had not been included in talks between Mayor Steve Noble and the complex’s owners and that they needed more time to study the proposed deal.
On Tuesday, the council was asked to vote in a resolution authorizing Noble to enter into negotiations towards a final deal with the complex owners. But the Stony Run Tenants Union and the progressive advocacy group For the Many called on lawmakers to temporarily set aside the resolution to give them time to hire an attorney to review the proposal. Tenants Union organizing committee member Teresa Greene told lawmakers that a meeting Monday between the committee and Aker representatives had left the tenant organizers “totally conflicted” about the deal.