May 11, 2012 By Steven Greer
The BPCA notified it’s friendly media arm, the Broadsheet, that BPCA Chairman Bill Thompson resigned yesterday to focus on his run for New York City Mayor in 2013.
This move is sooner than most insiders we spoke with had expected. We spoke with a source close to the BPCA who said, “This seems abrupt, strange. Normally, there would be a final BPCA meeting with congratulatory comments.”
The question remaining now is what will become of the CEO of the BPCA, Gayle Horwitz, and the newly hired staff, such as Anne Fenton? The major projects under the responsibility of Ms. Horwitz, which are Pier A and the Asphalt Green, are far behind schedule and over budget. Her approval ratings are low, according to BatteryPark.TV polls and feedback.
Governor Cuomo will appoint a new BPCA Chairperson. A new CEO could possibly be selected thereafter as well.