Thursday, May 21, 2009
Como to be a $172,311/yr commissioner
From the NY Post:
A former Queens Republican councilman is in line to be appointed by Mayor Bloomberg as a $172,311 commissioner at the Housing Authority -- considered a prime patronage post -- just weeks after the county's GOP endorsed the mayor's re-election bid, The Post has learned.
Sources said Anthony Como, ousted from his council seat last year by Democrat Elizabeth Crowley, is the leading contender to succeed Earl Andrews Jr. as one of the authority's three commissioners.
"I would say it's one of the best patronage plums in town," said a former official, expressing a widely held view about the high-paying post with few defined responsibilities.
Maybe he'll be able to pay off his fines and legalize his McMansion now...