Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced the appointment of respected city planner Mitchell Silver as the city’s new parks commissioner, hailing him as “a visionary” with “a passion for fairness and equality.”
Former Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown is expected to face off against a New Hampshire Democrat in a bid to return to his old gig, but Senator Chuck Schumer isn’t too worried about the Republican’s imminent challenge.
Mayor Bill de Blasio is expected to announce tomorrow that Mitchell Silver will be the new parks commissioner in his slowly-growing administration, sources say.
Mr. Silver is the former president of the American Planning Association, and is currently the head of planning in Raleigh, North Carolina. He formerly worked as a town manager in New Jersey and deputy planning director in Washington, D.C., according to an online bio.
Mayor Bill de Blasio today brushed off a report that Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been meddling in the mayor’s efforts to build support for his plan to raise taxes on the city’s highest-income earners to fund universal pre-K.