Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday nominated his former city formulation arch Carl Weisbrod to lay on the MTA board.
Weisbrod formerly served authority of the city Planning Commission and the city Department of Planning commissioner.
De Blasio credited Weisbrod with heading the city’s affordable housing beginning and rezoning East Midtown. He now serves as chair of the Trust for Governors Island.
“Carl Weisbrod will bring to the MTA Board low and well-rounded knowledge that can only come from making decisions at the top levels of government, growth and genuine estate,” de Blasio pronounced in a statement. “He brought knowledge and comprehension to his work with us at the City Planning Commission. Because he understands the role open travel plays in the lives of New Yorkers any day, he will make a good further to this Board.”
De Blasio gets 4 seats on the MTA board, which is run by Cuomo appointees.
Weisbrod, whose assignment will have to be reliable by the state Senate, will lay on the house by Jun 2023.
De Blasio’s travel commissioner Polly Trottenberg, an MTA house member, praised Weisbrod for the seat.
“No one has mastered the complexities of government, development, revitalization and genuine estate like Carl Weisbrod,” pronounced DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg. “Through many administrations and vicious durations in New York’s new history, Carl has been a scrupulous and reasoned voice who not only understands complexity, but who is also keenly wakeful of the outcome that open policy has on New Yorkers.
“I am anxious with Carl’s assignment and demeanour brazen to his acknowledgment to the MTA Board. He will be a superb partner in advocating for New York City’s movement users and taxpayers.”