Richie Aprile’s old crew from the Soprano’s had more stability than this. Or the percussion section from Spinal Tap.
Chief [Sergei] Matveiev, 42, said he is leaving because he got “a terrific opportunity” to serve as a code official for Plans Examiners Inc., and later to become managing director of that company’s emerging architectural subsidiary. He is a registered architect. (P-G, Rich Lord; see also Trib, Jeremy Boren)
Kevin Acklin released a short statement:
The Mayor’s inability to bring stability to the Bureau of Building Inspection is hurting our neighborhoods. When both the ICA and City Controller Michael Lamb have issued reports criticizing the performance of BBI, the City’s response to neighborhood complaints and Sergei Matveiev’s resignation are huge steps backward for revitalizing this bureau and our neighborhoods. Under an Acklin Administration, you will see real leadership for, and investment in, our neighborhoods.
I wonder if anyone will try to draw a connection between turnover at the helm of this department, and the sort of unprofessional political shenanigans for which it is popularly said to be utilized.
For that matter I wonder if any of that stuff came to a head during this election cycle.