From the Village Voice:
Mayor Bloomberg announced today that Taxi and Limousine Commissioner Matthew Daus is stepping down from his job. Guess who's being considered for the job? David Yassky, the former city councilmember who lost last year's primary for the Democratic nomination for comptroller (which was won by John Liu, who presently holds the gig).
Bloomberg favored Yassky over John Liu in that race, during which Liu made much of the fact that Yassky flip-flopped and finally came down in favor of Bloomberg's term limits extension in 2008. (Liu was opposed.) Since taking office -- indeed, since before taking it -- Liu's been a pain in Bloomberg's ass.
The TLC commissioner's job is something of a patronage plum -- Rudolph Giuliani gave it to Diane McGrath-McKechnie, a former sacrificial-lamb Republican candidate for Mayor versus Ed Koch -- though some commissioners have served with distinction. Liz Benjamin says Yassky has been "mentioned for a number of posts in the Bloomberg administration since losing the election."
Looks like screwing his constituents will pay off for the wimp in the end!
Maybe instead of community boards and borough presidents, the charter commission should dump 6-figure salaried commissioners as qualifications obviously are not required.