Kathryn Garcia, NYC Sanitation Commissioner, Resigns

Kathryn Garcia, NYC Sanitation Commissioner, Resigns

Kathryn Garcia, the longtime NYC Sanitation commissioner has resigned on Tuesday, NYTimes reported. She is reportedly mulling a run for NYC Mayor.

The department said her last day on the job would be September 18.

Garcia joined the department in 2014 as their 43rd commissioner. She is now considering running for mayor but has not officially announced plans for the 2021 race.

During her time with the Department of Sanitation, Garcia worked on numerous modernizing projects such as the city’s snow response structure and creating a system expected to send zero waste to landfills by 2030.

Garcia also served as Vice-Chair of the NYCHA Board of Directors, appointed by Mayor Bill de Blasio. From February through July 2019, she served as Interim Chair and CEO of NYCHA.

Among Garcia, many other city officials have voiced plans to run for mayor, including City Comptroller Scott Stringer, City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, and Mayor de Blasio’s former top counsel, Maya Wiley.


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