Friday, December 28, 2007

Lieber is Bloomberg's choice

MAYOR: TOP AIDE DOESN'T LOOK NEWISH
By DAVID SEIFMAN, NY Post

December 28, 2007 -- Mayor Bloomberg yesterday named an investment banker with less than a year of government service to replace Deputy Mayor Dan Doctoroff, Hizzoner's most-trusted economic-development aide.

Bloomberg said Robert Lieber, 53, president of the city's Economic Development Corp. since January, wouldn't need to get up to speed in his new job since he's been actively involved in the major development projects undertaken by the administration.

"I don't think there's any need to change direction," Lieber, a former Lehman Brothers banker recruited by Doctoroff, said at a City Hall press conference. "It's full speed ahead."

Bloomberg also announced a major promotion for Deputy Mayor Ed Skyler, assigning him five agencies that had been in Doctoroff's portfolio - Transportation, Environmental Protection, Buildings, Taxi & Limousine, and Operations/Long-Term Planning and Sustainability.

The mayor said Skyler, 34, had repeatedly proven himself in tough assignments that ranged from overseeing emergency responses to the sifting of remains at Ground Zero.

Photo from City Hall News

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

No surprise here....
when Bloomberg hits the showers....
he's bound to be asshole buddies with
the bankers!

You certainly won't find him
jovially snapping at any of us common folk's butts
with a bath towel in the locker room.

Anonymous said...

Yeah....
it's mutual massage time.....
Der mayor.... das bankers....
un der real estate/building industry!

"My back hurts....
rub in the "Ben Gay" liniment won't you"!

"Yassir...your honor".

Anonymous said...

Another banker...

ken said...

saw this guy on NY1 news, yesterday, expressing his excitement about all the "terrific development" going on in the 5 boroughs. Well so long remaining parks, open spaces, and hundred year old homes. Your days are numbered. :(

Anonymous said...

From Lehman Brothers yet.....
the kings of investment banking.

I love it when a lantzman tries to become
what's known as a "White Jew"....
or in other words...... a Jewish/Protestant!