TOP OFFICIAL IS VIOLATING CITY'S RULES
By TOM TOPOUSIS, NY Post
The Department of Buildings commissioner responsible for making sure that developers and builders follow the letter of the law is in violation of city policy himself - he's working without a current engineering license, The Post has learned.
Manhattan Buildings Commissioner Christopher Santulli, listed as a state licensed professional engineer on the agency's Web site, does not have an up-to-date license with the state Office of the Professions, which identifies him as "not registered."
According to the state agency, Santulli's license expired in July. A spokeswoman for the state said that the lapse means he should not be practicing here.
Santulli, who oversees inspectors who monitor building sites such as the Trump SoHo tower where a laborer died during a construction collapse last week, holds a civil-engineering degree from SUNY Buffalo.
Asked about the lapse in licensing, a Buildings Department spokeswoman said yesterday that Santulli never received any correspondence from the state about his license coming up for renewal.