Mayor John DeStefano is expected to announce a shake-up of top positions in City Hall this week, including the switch of top aide Karen DuBois-Walton (pictured) to the number-two post in the housing authority.
DeStefano said he can't comment yet on the changes except to say that they're coming. The announcement will come as DeStefano returns to his job as mayor in earnest after three years running for governor. Critics charged that DeStefano and his top aides put the city on hold during that time and failed to address pressing issues like crime and taxes. Since returning to City Hall full-tiime this month DeStefano has announced a bold plan to revive community policing while planning a far-ranging shuffling of key positions in his administration.
I don't live in New Haven so I don't have a sense of it's residents feel about DeStefano's campaign or how much time he spent on running for higher office while also running the city. It's certainly an understandable feeling though.
Bass, Paul. "Shake-Up Looms At City Hall". New Haven Independent. 11/27/06