A reader familiar with City Hall’s lobbying efforts in Albany notes the flipside of the new hires at the mayor’s legislative affairs office in the state capital , which is that a number of seasoned veterans have moved on. This number includes the man who headed the office for eight years, Skip Piscitelli, who is now in the city working for the FDNY commissioner.
The most significant common trait if the new staffers, despite my earlier assertion, isn’t that the legislative experience they have, but the experience they have working directly for the mayor.
Also, for the first time, they’ll have their own press office, which should help churn out some informative stories about what’s happening in Albany when everything changes.
– Azi Paybarah