Republican Jimmy Oddo sums up the mood over Simcha Felder’s imminent departure from the City Council via email:
“If this were to come true, I would be very happy for Simcha and Comptroller Liu, but personally would be deeply saddened. Simcha is a person of great integrity and compassion and has become a very dear friend. He has been there for me as a confidant, and his counsel and humor have helped me endure personal and professional challenges. At times, he has helped to make my job bearable and numerous other times enjoyable.”
Also, according to his latest filing with the city Campaign Finance Board, Felder has about $90,000 left in his campaign war chest.