NYC Mayor Taps Development Expert As City Planning Head

Law360, New York (February 7, 2014, 7:32 PM EST) -- New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday tapped his transition team co-chair and economic development expert Carl Weisbrod to be the new chair of the City Planning Commission, saying the city will approach development with a focus on confronting inequality.

“For me this is very, very personal. Carl has been a friend and someone who I have respected for over two decades,” Mayor de Blasio said in a public address on Friday.

“This today is a great step forward for this administration,” de Blasio...
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