The embattled head of the town’s sprawling community of social and homeless services, Steve Banks, has ended his pursuit of a place in Mayor-elect Eric Adams’ administration and can depart on the finish of the 12 months, he introduced Monday.
The longtime lawyer’s resolution to leave municipal service and return to the courtroom comes after a slew of newspaper investigations and metropolis evaluations uncovered important shortcomings and wrongdoing at key nonprofit shelter suppliers.
“Steve Banks is a skilled and accomplished public servant, who has navigated complex government problems to find essential solutions on behalf of New Yorkers,” Adams stated in an announcement. “I wish him well in his new endeavor.”
Outgoing Mayor Bill de Blasio described Banks as a “fearless advocate for the most vulnerable New Yorkers.”
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