Why Can't the Board of Elections Find a New Executive Director?
"We just haven't had enough people apply for it," said Commissioner Frederic Umane of the $173,000 a year position.
"It's sometimes hard to get the six votes that are necessary in order to do it but we have not had anybody who at least in my opinion has been qualified," Umane said.
City Councilwoman Gale Brewer, who as chair of the governmental operations committee tries to ensure efficiency and accountability at agencies like the Board of Elections, said it was time for a new director.
"I believe the reason (there isn't a new one yet) is more political," she said. "There isnt a person who's come forward who would get enough votes from the commissioners," Brewer said.
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