LETTER: PAGAN NOT THE COMMISH
“To the editor: Your recent article concerning the resignation of Commissioner Lilliam Barrios-Paoli from the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) incorrectly names me as someone interested in succeeding her. It further states that I lobbied for the job following the resignation of former Commissioner Deborah Wright. That, too, is incorrect.
“I do not wish to become Commissioner of HPD. What I am interested in is becoming Manhattan Borough President–something that I am actively pursuing at this time. The city’s housing policy is an important issue in Manhattan and citywide, and I expect to address it frequently during the race for Borough President.
Sincerely, City Council Member Antonio Pagan”