From Capital New York:
Mayor Bill de Blasio is clearing out the city's Community Affairs Unit, replacing nearly every existing staffer with his longtime loyalists.
De Blasio's team notified C.A.U. workers they have to depart their jobs by today, according to a source briefed on the situation.
Some had previously left on their own, the source said.
An administration spokeswoman confirmed the staffing changes and said one employer from the previous administration, David Schmid, has stayed on.
Among the new staffers are several former de Blasio campaign aides, including one who made news for tweeting her skepticism of the police, and staff who worked for him when he was public advocate. Several have close ties to his labor allies.
For example C.A.U., now under the direction of Marco Carrion, the former political director of the Central Labor Council, will employ Harold Miller, who was a field director on the mayor's campaign last year. Miller also served as a field director for New York Communities for Change, an offshoot of the disbanded ACORN organization.
NYCC endorsed de Blasio early in the Democratic primary last year.
Has anyone ever actually been assisted by the Community Affairs Unit? (The name was changed during the Bloomberg administration to better reflect the fact that these people don't do shit except make excuses for why they won't help you.)
maybe it will improve under the Blaz,but since he put his campaign flunkies will lead to further skepticism and cynicism.
A step in the right direction. Now how about disbanding the Council's Community Outreach Unit too?
an agency of political flunkies
" Among the new staffers are several former de Blasio campaign aides, including one who made news for tweeting her skepticism of the police, and staff who worked for him when he was public advocate. Several have close ties to his labor allies."
If this isn't political cronyism I don't know what is...
I am so happy they got jobs and are no longer standing on the streets dealing drugs.
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