WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
By Councilman Rev. Ruben Diaz
18 District, Bronx
You should know that if we are to carefully analyze the appointments made by Governor Kathy Hochul to serve in her administration, we might believe that, in the end, Mayor Bill DeBlasio will be a shadow governor.
There are many who believe that the eight years of Bill DeBlasio and his policies has lead New York City in the wrong direction, and that the DeBlasio administration will go down in history as the worst administration this city and its residents have had to endure.
Under the DeBlasio administration, we have seen the city’s most vital, core services greatly impacted for the worst, such as health, transportation, law and order, the police, traffic congestion, and race relations among others, have reached a level of chaos. This city under DeBlasio has seen Crime, violence, homicides, shootings, increase at an alarming rate, and they are headline news daily.
It is important for you to know, that Gov. Hochul, knowing the despair and frustration that the residents of this city go through daily under Mayor DeBlasio, has been appointing his top assistants to key positions in her administration. Most of her appointments have left many wondering if Bill DeBlasio is the one pulling the strings behind the scenes in Albany. Governor Hochul’s appointments are as follows:
1. Katherine Garcia: Former Mayor DeBlasio’s Sanitation Commissioner has been appointed as the NYS Director of Operations overseeing the State’s Day to day operations as well as overseeing every agency throughout the state. (Practically she will be the governor)
2. Amit Bagga: Former DeBlasio’s Deputy Director of the Census Office has been appointed as the NYS Deputy Secretary for Inter-governmental Affairs.
3. Mary Bassett: Former DeBlasio’s Health Commissioner has been appointed as the NYS Health Commissioner.
4. Jackie Bray: DeBlasio’s Deputy Executive Director of the NYC Health and Hospitals COVID-19 Test & Trace Corps Program. She has been appointed The Empire State Commissioner of Homeland Security and Emergency Services.
As you can see my dear reader, these are only some of the people from Mayor DeBlasio’s administration that Governor Kathy Hochul has appointed to help her as governor of New York State.
So, what are Governor Kathy Hochul’s plans for New York State? Who knows? But based on and studying the appointments she has made we can speculate on one of two things. Either the Governor wants to bring DeBlasio’s disastrous policies to the entire state, which can spread like a cancer through the entire State of New York, or she’s making Bill DeBlasio New York State’s shadow governor.
I am Councilman Rev. Ruben Diaz and this is What You Should Know.