From the NY Times:
Roberta Brandes Gratz, a member of the Landmarks Preservation Commission known for taking a hard line on protecting historic buildings, has been removed from the commission after seven years. She is expected to be appointed to the mayor’s sustainability advisory board.
Asked why the commission asked Ms. Gratz to go, Elisabeth de Bourbon, a spokeswoman for the commission, said only: “She was asked to do something else.”
Ms. Gratz has often been a thorn in the side of the commission, freely speaking her mind, even if her views clashed with other commissioners, City Hall or the chairman, Robert B. Tierney.