Statement by Rafael E. Cestero on Mayor Adams’ Appointment of Jimmy Oddo as NYC Department of Buildings Commissioner

“I have known Jimmy Oddo since his time in the City Council and worked closely with him during his time as Staten Island Borough President. He is as good a public servant as I know. His ability to connect with people, create relationships and push for what is right even in face of opposition, make him the right choice for NYC Department of Buildings. New Yorkers need an efficient and effective DOB to drive new housing and implement equitable development across our city. Mayor Adams has made an excellent choice and I know Jimmy is just the guy to Get Stuff Done!”

– Rafael E. Cestero, CEO, The Community Preservation Corporation