New York City, City Hall
Two more of Mayor de Blasio’s top aides headed for the exits Thursday — shortly after his counsel disclosed she was quitting and his social-media director fled after just eight weeks on the job.
Environmental Protection Commissioner Emily Lloyd announced she planned to retire, while Nilda Mesa, who heads the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, said she wanted to “spend time with her family and explore new opportunities,” according to a statement from the mayor’s office.
The departures were the third and fourth made public in the past two days.
Scott Kleinberg, hired in May as City Hall’s social-media director, took to Facebook Tuesday to declare that he couldn’t work any more with “political hacks” and “a boss who just couldn’t get it.”
De Blasio’s counsel, Maya Wiley, said on Wednesday that she’s stepping down next month to become director of the police Civilian Complaint Review Board and to teach at The New School.
June 30, 2016 | 5:28pm