Council Members Upset Over Bloomberg Pick to Head Housing Authority

Six months after New York City Housing Authority chairman Tino Hernandez said he was leaving, Mayor Bloomberg on Wednesday afternoon announced his replacement, John Rhea, an executive at Barclays. The appointment immediately drew criticism from many in the City Council.

It came as Mr. Rhea has no experience in housing. A few hours after his appointment was announced in City Hall, multiple council members sent out statements denouncing the pick.

Councilwoman Letitia James...

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