Well, look at that: Former City Councilman David Yassky has been named head of the Taxi and Limousine Commission by Mayor Bloomberg, who is now serving his third term as mayor—a position made possible by Councilman Yassky's vote to extend term limits. Yassky, whose district included the progressive neighborhoods of Park Slope and Brooklyn Heights when he served on the City Council from 2002 to 2009, paid a price at the polls for his term extension position when he ran for Comptroller. But all that's forgotten now; he'll be making $192,198 as TLC head. In his radio address, Bloomberg didn't mention the term extension vote, but noted that Yassky "led the way in introducing hybrid taxis to the city."
Sausage Made: Bloomberg Appoints Yassky Head of TLC
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