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New York - Cuomo Axes Full-Time Housing Authority Board Members, Replaces Them With Volunteers

Published on: July 5, 2013 10:59 AM
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The New York City Housing Authority Housing Developments on the Lower East Side (bottom C) is seen in New York, in this October 26, 2009 file photo.  REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton  The New York City Housing Authority Housing Developments on the Lower East Side (bottom C) is seen in New York, in this October 26, 2009 file photo.  REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

New York - On Thursday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill that restructures the New York City Housing Authority by replacing its two full-time board members and their $187,000 annual salaries, while replacing them with six volunteers.

The NEW YORK DAILY NEWS (http://nydn.us/14Sb03s) reports that the restructuring also resulted in the release of the two full-time drivers who had been assigned to the departing board members.

Conditions of the bill, which was sponsored by Assembly Housing Committee Chairman Keith Wright (D-Brooklyn), assign Mayor Bloomberg’s office the responsibility of appointing the six new volunteers who will be paid a “per diem” stipend and who will not be provided with drivers.

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The restructuring of the board comes on the heels of reports that revealed a backlog of some 420,000 apartment repairs under its current make-up.


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 Jul 05, 2013 at 11:56 AM A Says:

Now let's wait and see what this "per diem stipend" comes out to annually.

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 Jul 05, 2013 at 01:23 PM Anonymous Says:

What a great idea. Take away bloated salaries and perks like a driver (who needs that??)

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 Jul 05, 2013 at 01:43 PM ProminantLawyer Says:

Volunteers? Ha. They will participate in joint ventures that enure to there benefit.

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