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March 21, 2008

Veteran Activist-Attorney Named as Brooklyn BP’s Chief Aide

Brooklyn Daily Eagle
By Harold Egeln

It was a big promotion for political activist Carlo Scissura as Borough President Marty Markowitz appointed him as his new Chief of Staff Thursday.

Scissura, who has been serving as Markowitz’ chief counsel, was named to the post to replace longtime top aide Greg Atkins, who has accepted a major hotel development post at V3 Hotels in Downtown Brooklyn. The changeover is effective on April 7.

NoLandGrab: It's hard to understand how Atkins's new job isn't affected by the one-year revolving-door restrictions on taking a job that depends on access and influence of local government.

The incoming chief of staff listed major projects he will on work with Markowitz. "I look forward to helping the borough president accomplish his visionary goals for Brooklyn, including renovating the Loew's Kings Theater, opening an amphitheater at Asser Levy Park, beginning development of Atlantic Yards, building and renovating more affordable housing and schools, and making the borough more 'green' for everyone."

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NoLandGrab: With Atlantic Yards stalling out, Atkins picked a good time to jump ship. His departure has also fueled rumors that Marty won't be running for Mayor, afterall.

Posted by lumi at March 21, 2008 4:39 AM