Skip to comments.Despite a Massive Budget Crisis in NYC, Mayor de Blasio's Wife Maintains a Staff That Comes With a Shocking Price Tag
Posted on 08/20/2020 7:39:50 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
New York City is in the midst of a massive budget crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The city is facing layoffs of 22,000 city workers, the trash isn’t getting picked up, the parks aren’t being maintained.
But Mayor Bill de Blasio’s wife, Chirlane McCray, maintains a staff of 14 and has a budget of $2 million.
McCray is a professional activist, meaning she’s a pro at squeezing money out of politicians. She got her soulmate Bill to give her $1.25 billion for a mental health initiative she called ThriveNYC. That was five years ago. So how’s that program working?
No one really knows because McCray apparently can’t keep track of the money.
New York Post:
First lady Chirlane McCrays ThriveNYC unveiled a splashy new website Monday purporting to show the $1.25 billion plan has dramatically improved the landscape of mental health services in New York City over the last five years.
But a closer look at geocoded maps and colorful bar graphs in the Data Dashboard reveals missing metrics for over two-thirds of the programs, no advancements for about half of the initiatives and a major decrease in services badly needed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
And theres only six months worth of data for the nearly five-year-old program.
You mean she has to keep track of the money? I guess no one told her.
Her staff has doubled in size since 2018, including the addition of a videographer.
They include the $70,000 videographer McCray brought on in February. The shooter, who is listed as a Department of Health employee in city records, filmed the first lady making ginger snaps on April 2 during the coronavirus lockdown.
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Then theres the $130,000 executive program specialist from the Dept. of Social Services and $65,000 associate director of advance to the first lady.
I wonder why it is that the NY Dem establishment files indictments against Bannon but turns a blind eye to the misuse of nearly one billion dollars by deBlasios wife?
Many of those staff members must be expensive makeup artists since she needs all the help she can get.
New York CITY has more city employees than most STATES!
They could cut their rolls by 25% and barely make a dent.
Sources at the Mayor's Office saidthe mayor's wife also has at least another six staff who are not named
on the official public roster. Her total workforce numbers 14 with a hefty price tag of $2 million.
McRay's pricey team includes $150,000-a-year senior adviser Dabash Negash (pictured) recruited in April
- at the height of the pandemic, just one week after de Blasio announced a hiring freeze to help close a $7.4 billion budget deficit.
THE ODD COUPLE---BLOBBIO DESCRIBES HIS WIFE AS HIS "NUMBER ONE ADVISOR"
The duo were using the Clinton Playbook-he got in as Mayornext step pres idency for him as she got into the US Senate.....then her turn as president. Unfortunately, it did not work out the way they planned......snx. He bombed as a prez candidate-and shes been playing hanky panky w/ hundreds of millions of tax dollars on all the do-good city committees hubby put her in charge of....w/ no oversight. Well, they DO need tons of money for their high-falutin ambitions.
BACKSTORY-he was parading her around the city as he conducted his official duties. Then Police Commissioner Braxton advised him not to bring her along to a critical cops meeting. The DeBs were highly insulted.....they could do anything they wanted....and summarily fired the P/C.Its been downhill ever since.
The Deblasios are socialists.
They long to put on coveralls and join their comrades in the fields pulling turnips at Turnip Commune #34.
DeBlob put his wife in charge of four (4) govt-funded agencies that have the most potential for looting
(A) <><> mental health reform (she "forgot" where she put $800 million tax dollars)
(B) <><> coronavirus racial equity agency.....
(C) <><> heads the tax-funded Mayors Task Force on Racial Inclusion
(D) <><> Upon taking office, he gave her "The Mayor's Fund for NYC" which receives non-stop tax dollars to
"do-good" for the city (and to finance their political ambitions).
THERE IS NO OVERSIGHT----they can loot and pillage tax dollars at will.
Images of Imelda Marcos keep running through my head.
Hey! She’s a dike, black, woman, and ugly. She’s untouchable. Too many protected classes.
The Mooch made this horrible woman look like a piker. Her staff of pillow fluffers was over 100. She would take the second Air Force One out to the same destination as Obongo because she didn’t want to wait two hours.
Yet, they arrest Bannon!?
They’re more equal.
The cookie recipe sounds good. I may try making them as my dad loves homemade gingersnaps. I think Ms. DeBlasio missed her true calling as a baker.
Us little people just don’t understand how tough it is to maintain a semblance of civilization for the elected class.
Reason 983 why I’m glad I no longer reside in NYC*.
* Granted, it was a long time ago. NYC was a different place back then.
Of course Barr appointee US Attorney Strauss who just indicted Bannon not even looking into this sham.
Where are Republicans on DeBlasio’s wife and all of this? Crickets
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