As the Daily News reported this morning, Mayor Nutter today made attorney Richard Negrin managing director.
Negrin, a former member of the Board of Ethics, joined the administration in December as interim executive director of the Board of Revision of Taxes. He will replace Managing Director Camille Barnett, who is set to leave June 30 after two low-profile years as the city's chief operating officer. His salary will be $180,000, but with a 5 percent pay cut due to budget constraints.
Nutter said that Negrin will also hold the title of Deputy Mayor for Administration and Coordination, a reflection of the downsizing of the position's authority since Nutter took office. Negrin will directly oversee several departments, including 3-1-1 and technology, as well as coordinate work between other departments. He will collaborate with the four other deputy mayors, who will not report to him, but to the mayor.
"He is the person who will help to make things happen," Nutter said.