Some Council Staff Fear the Ax if Mark-Viverito Wins Speakership

Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito. (Photo: NYC Council/William Alatriste
Melissa Mark-Viverito. (Photo: NYC Council/William Alatriste)

For a decade, remaining a close ally of the Queens County Democratic Party meant that Charles Meara, the chief of staff to two City Council speakers, could earn an annual salary almost equal to the mayor.

But if Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito is crowned the next speaker of the City Council, Mr. Meara and a host of other county loyalists may be swiftly axed. Continue reading “Some Council Staff Fear the Ax if Mark-Viverito Wins Speakership”