A day after it emerged that Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen deemed the Metropolis Council “not that good,” Mayor de Blasio referred to as her remarks a “mistake.”
“It was an actual mistake and actually unfair to the Council members. And I am glad she has apologized rapidly,” de Blasio stated Tuesday. “ That was crucial. I’ve lots of respect for the Deputy Mayor however I used to be a Council member.”
Politico reported the feedback, made in a deposition taken as a part of a lawsuit alleging discrimination within the metropolis’s reasonably priced housing lotteries. An legal professional requested Glen whether or not Council members, who maintain nice sway over land use issues, had been ill-informed about points just like the 421-a tax break or housing finance.
“All the above,” Glen responded. “They’re typically extraordinarily confused and ill-informed and never that good.”
But it surely looks as if that remark was what the mayor discovered not very good.
“I’d disagree with any given Council member on any given day however I’d by no means say one thing like that about the entire physique,” de Blasio stated. “I believe it was an actual mistake.”
Glen apologized for the feedback in a press release to Politico, saying she was happy with what the administration and the Council had accomlished collectively.