Joshua Sirefman is returning to the Economic Development Corporation as interim president, filling the spot left by Andrew Alper, who officially left June 2. The interim part is bit mystifying–Sirefman was chief operating officer of the E.D.C. for a while before becoming chief of staff to Deputy Mayor Dan Doctoroff, such that he would not be a long-shot candidate himself. But Doctoroff’s e-mail announcing the change said, “[T]he search for a permanent replacement continues,” suggesting they are looking to hook a larger fish.
Ostensibly, the announcement (first reported on The Daily Politics) is a disappointment for Kate Ascher, but Sirefman essentially outranked her anyway, so that the rumor she was ascendant was just that–rumor.