Skip to comments.NYC Schools Chancellor David Banks, Eric Adams put each other’s girlfriends in top posts
Posted on 10/09/2022 11:41:28 AM PDT by thegagline
Schools Chancellor David Banks quietly promoted Mayor Adams’ girlfriend to a top job at the Department of Education, just months after Adams hired Banks’ girlfriend as a deputy mayor, The Post has learned.
Banks named Tracey Collins — Adams’ longtime partner and NYC’s unofficial First Lady — the DOE’s “senior advisor to the deputy chancellor of school leadership,” Desmond Blackburn. She started the new job in July, and got a giant, 23% raise to $221,597 a year, records show.
Hizzoner named Banks’ girlfriend, Sheena Wright, and four other women deputy mayors last Dec. 21. Deputy mayors made $251,982 in FY 21.
Both women’s advancement underscores the tight inner circle of the Adams administration.
*** DOE spokesman Nathaniel Styer said Collins, “a veteran educator with 30 years of experience,” replaced another senior advisor, Mariano Guzman, who retired.
Styer said Collins “went through a rigorous process that did not include City Hall’s oversight.
She was by far the most qualified of all applicants for the position, which is why she was the only finalist presented to the chancellor,” Styer added. He could not say how many applied for the publicly posted position.
City Hall spokesman Fabien Levy said, “Mayor Adams was not involved in the hiring for this position and has a strict firewall when it comes to any matters involving her employment.” *** Levy said the mayor also had the city’s Conflicts of Interest Board, COIB, sign off on Adams and Collins working for the city simultaneously, since Adams is technically her boss.
“Mayor Adams has tasked his entire cabinet to pick the brightest and most adequate individuals to serve this city and he is proud of the team at the DOE and the work they are doing,” Levy said. ***
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“The old Harlem Shuffle”
That’s exactly what we should expect from a couple of leftist a$$holes like them. They have to loot as much as they can while the looting’s good.
Clever. It must have taken a lot of thinking to come up with this brilliant scheme to bypass the law by fooling people.
Even if not in technical violation of the law, it’s obviously against the intention of the law. Adams and the other guy need to resign.
“….the brightest and most adequate individuals…”. Awesome.
You’re confused, they’re black Democrats.
It is a big club and we are not in it.
It’s all fun and games at the “top.”
I’ve heard of this idea before, that prominent politicians hire each other’s children or family members, because then it’s not violating nepotism laws or policies.
It’s nice to see that the people in Wakanda can get along so well.
I Thought Eric was GAY!
Mystic of the sea lodge hall.
Strangers On A Train!
Strangers On A Train!
And loving it.
So a future as a standup comic is in line after he gets dumped someday for taking a plea for stealing taxpayer money (hasn't been found yet but don't count that out).
Detroit's penitentiary veteran and former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and others are not choirboys). Donald Trump commuted his 28 year sentence.
Moochie got much the same sort of employment in IL.
Her qualification was marriage to state senator Obama.
This is how banana republics operate.
I have been in a couple of companies where a top-level manager installed his mistress in a management position she was not qualified for. It is way more common than you’d think.
The person who should have gotten the job quits.
The people under her start looking for other jobs.
The company loses personnel and productivity.
If the company is really big, like Honeywell, then it muddles along. If it’s small, it eventually may go under.
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