Final Meeting Reaches No Finality

What was the Bloomberg adminstration thinking when it put developers and low-income housing advocates in a room together and asked them to hash out a plan to reform housing subsidies? Did wunderkind housing commissioner Shaun Donovan really think they would agree? Apparently, he doesn’t now, if he ever did. Metro’s Patrick Arden reports that the final meeting came and went with no consensus. So Donovan will come out with the official recommendations on his own. A spokesman confirms to us via e-mail: “The meeting on Tuesday was the last meeting of the task force.” Far from creating a unified position that all parties can take forward, it looks like the past six months of discussion just set the stage for what will become a rancorous public debate to follow.

Matthew Schuerman

Final Meeting Reaches No Finality