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City leaders, tenants react to $2.2B NYCHA deal

Posted: 5:21 PM, Jun 14, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-14 18:02:26-04

Some city leaders and tenants are voicing serious concerns about a $2.2 billion NYCHA deal for repairs at the New York City Housing Authority.

Public Advocate Letitia James, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and NYC Councilman Ritchie Torres, chair of the Oversight and Investigations committee, shared their concerns as guests on the Live “Monica Makes It Happen Show."

“I want oversight and heads to roll,”  James, who's also a candidate for State Attorney General, said.

She's requesting a one-on-one meeting with Mayor Bill de Blasio to talk about the deal.

James, Diaz and Torres share concerns about the mayor signing a consent decree Monday, handing over control of NYCHA and $2.2 billion of city money to fix it.

“This is an admission of guilt and vindication for what we have been saying all along,”  Diaz Jr. said.

Torres believes de Blasio should testify before the city council.

"I will do everything I can to make it happen,” he said.

Watch the entire show here: