Sunday, December 14, 2008


Phil Reed Memorial Service---Stringer Abandons Public Advocate Quest---City's Environmental Control Board Shake-Out
***********************************************Memorial Service for Phil Reed

A memorial service for former Upper West Side Council Member Phil Reed will be held on Thursday, 4th December, 2008, beginning at 6:30 P.M. at the Riverside Church, 490 Riverside Dr. (ca. 122nd Str.), Manh. IRT B'way local to W. 116th Str. or W. 125th Str. stop).
Stringer Abandons Public Advocate Quest

As The Flacks Report reliably predicted months ago, Beep Scott Stringer would not seek the office of Public Advocate. Shortly after General Election day, he announced that he'll seek re-election to the Manhattan Borough Presidency. Public Advocate Betsey Gotbaum announced that she will not seek a third term, making clearer sailing for Norman Siegel, the "Natural" for the job. Comptroller Thompson said he will seek re-election, rather than run for Mayor. We shall see.
E.C.B. Shake-Out

The City's Environmental Control Board has under-gone a "shake-up" (and out). It has been removed from the jurisdiction of the Department of Environmental Protection and put in the Mayoral agency "OATH" [Office of Administrative Trials & Hearings]. Public Member Goldstein left. Director Friedman went to the Port Authority. Appeals chief Brownstein was "exiled" to a Bronx office. Scanlon went to the Taxi and Limousine Commission. And Moran moved to the D.E.P.'s most important section: water bills.



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