Bill de Blasio's many choices - FOX 13 News

Bill de Blasio's many choices

Posted: Updated:
Bill de Blasio (campaign photo) Bill de Blasio (campaign photo)
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio's transition website has only two updates: one announcing its creation and another thanking people for their input.

Behind the scenes, sources say several groups are pushing their candidate to be the next police commissioner. Some political operatives want Bill Bratton for the perception of crime fighting. Bratton engineered the first big drop in crime in New York City 20 years ago.

African Americans are pushing for Philip Banks III, the respected No. 3 in the department.

Latinos have been publicly pushing for the No. 2 in the NYPD: First Deputy Commissioner Rafael Pineiro, who, like Ray Kelly, rose form street cop to the top levels of the department.

Several women's organizations have been pushing for Chief Joanne Jaffee, who heads the Housing Bureau of the NYPD. She began as a street cop in Brooklyn 34 years ago. Another name recently heard is Charles Ramsey, the 63-year-old commissioner of the Philadelphia Police Department.

So far, only Bratton has had a lengthy meeting with de Blasio, who is known to take a long time vetting candidates. An influential member of the department said that whomever de Blasio picks as his police commissioner, he must choose soon -- at least before Thanksgiving -- because the new commissioner will need time to put together his or her team to head the NYPD.

Several names have been proposed by prominent Democrats for other positions in de Blasio's administration. Outgoing Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz has been mentioned as the next parks commissioner. John Doherty could to stay on as sanitation commissioner. If he stays, de Blasion would be the third mayor he serves under.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • 8 fined $144,500 in Long Island cheating scandals

    8 fined $144,500 in Long Island cheating scandals

    State records show two administrators and six educators were fined a total of $145,500 in connection with two separate cheating scandals in Glen Cove City schools on Long Island.
    State records show two administrators and six educators were fined a total of $145,500 in connection with two separate cheating scandals in Glen Cove City schools on Long Island.
  • FEMA chief questioned over Sandy claims

    FEMA chief questioned over Sandy claims

    Hurricane Sandy damage in Mantoloking, N.J.Hurricane Sandy damage in Mantoloking, N.J.
    The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency has asked an independent watchdog to examine whether the flood-insurance program is shortchanging Superstorm Sandy victims.
    The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency has asked an independent watchdog to examine whether the flood-insurance program is shortchanging Superstorm Sandy victims.
  • Teen pleads guilty in 1 World Trade Center climb

    Teen pleads guilty in 1 World Trade Center climb

    A teenager who made a surreptitious climb to the top of the 1 World Trade Center tower has pleaded guilty in an escapade that fanned concerns about security at the nation's tallest building.
    A teenager who made a surreptitious climb to the top of the 1 World Trade Center tower has pleaded guilty in an escapade that fanned concerns about security at the nation's tallest building.
Powered by WorldNow

FOX 13 / WTVT-TV
3213 West Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, Florida 33609
Main: (813) 876-1313
Newsroom: (813) 870-9630
Fax: (813) 871-3135

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices