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