Lhota’s appointment was announced Friday. He will service as senior vice president, vice dean and chief of staff. Lhota lost the mayoral race in a landslide to Democrat Bill de Blasio.
Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio is on “a mission” of sorts. He wants to begin influencing the national agenda on a host of issues that pertain directly to New York City.
William Bratton is being named to lead the NYPD as it tries to maintain a historic drop in crime and an extensive counterterrorism program, even as its tactics have come under increased scrutiny.