Jumaane Williams Hopes Mayor Appoints New Buildings Commissioner ASAP

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City Councilman Jumaane Williams is hoping that Mayor Bill de Blasio appoints a new Department of Buildings commissioner “as soon as possible” in the wake of a catastrophic East Harlem building explosion.

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“I think the mayor, we all know is taking steps to appoint people … the Department of Buildings is one of the ones that are leftover,” Mr. Williams, the chair of the council’s housing and buildings committee, told reporters this afternoon in the City Council chambers.
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