Chris Essel Appointed Head of CRA
The Mayor's candidate in last year's Council District 2 special election, Christine Essel, has received her consolation prize and has been appointed head of the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA).
The appointment had been rumored for weeks.
Chris Essel's failed City Council campaign had come under harsh criticism for the tremendous amount of money raised through independent expenditure contributions by the IBEW and a donors list that featured nearly every special interest that feeds at the municipal trough or wreaks havoc in local communities.
The downtown insiders and developers of the Central City Association, of which Chris is a former chair, could be heard licking their chops as news of the appointment was announced.