Despite his earlier claim, former "recovery czar" Ed Blakely not on official Hurricane Sandy commission, says co-chair
Brad Penuel, the co-chair of the New York Hurricane Sandy commission to which Dr. Ed Blakely claimed he had been appointed last week, told Gambit by phone today he wasn't familiar with Blakely ? and in a subsequent email, added, "Just received confirmation that Ed Blakely will not be serving on the Commission."
Blakely ? the Hurricane Katrina "recovery czar" who had been appointed under former Mayor Ray Nagin ? made big waves last week when his new employer, the University of Sydney in Australia, issued a press release saying Blakely had been appointed to the Respond Commission. Blakely gave an interview on the subject to an Australian radio station, confirming the appointment.? [ Read more ]
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