Mayor-elect Eric Adams on Tuesday concentrated on compliance and danger management—two features of the comptroller’s office that he will be bringing into Town Corridor.
Adams and his new main counsel, Brendan McGuire, introduced Marjorie Landa as the head of the new Mayor’s Office environment of Danger Management and Compliance. They also introduced Lisa Flores as director of the Mayor’s Office environment of Agreement Expert services (MOCS).
“Instead of waiting for the troubles to happen. We bring in the comptroller proper inside of our city hall so we can do a improved career,” Adams mentioned throughout his remarks at Brooklyn Borough Hall.
Flores currently will work as the deputy comptroller for contracts and procurement, so her insight from that place will very likely be at the centre deal companies in Town Corridor. At present, she serves below Scott Stringer, who will be replaced by Brad Lander in January.
In her present-day situation, Adams claimed, Flores “oversees the review of all contracts, amendment amendments, leases and concessions amongst city organizations and sellers.”
As head of MOCS, Flores will oversee the contract course of action for all metropolis companies, earning positive that procurement, and specifically payment, goes smoothly. Adams outlined his partnership with Lander, the new comptroller, on the undertaking pressure particularly for nonprofit contracts. Referred to as A Improved Contract for New York, the job power will now involve Flores as effectively.
“We listened to this above and over on the campaign trail, it is having much too long to pay nonprofits, and several of them are providing the solutions to fill the gaps, but it is also cumbersome, way too tough and is using also extensive to make it take place. And we want to modify that,” Adams mentioned.
Landa, the deputy comptroller for audit and investigations, will add the new aspect of risk administration to Adams’ staff. “She will be accountable for minimizing the danger of fraud and squander, maximizing city revenues and improving upon the effectiveness of authorities operation,” Adams mentioned.
The new Business of Threat Administration and Compliance will do an fast evaluation of contracts in excess of $10 million, to make confident they are really giving solutions, as perfectly as which includes minority and women-owned business enterprise enterprises (MWBE).
“It is uncomfortable to know in this city we only have 3.8% of all town contracts likely to MWBE. That is a failure. It is unacceptable and we are not likely to carry on it. And most importantly, we want to produce a program of tracking in authentic-time,” Adams explained.
Although the city presently has a comptroller who is an impartial workplace in charge of monitoring the city’s organizations, Adams strategies to hold Landa and Flores in partnership with the comptroller rather than override that office’s job.