Jumaane Williams withdraws tenant advocates name from City Planning Commish
Public Advocate Jumaane Williams has withdrawn his nomination of a left-wing activist and tenant advocate to the City Planning Commission.
Last month, Williams formally recommended Cea Weaver for the appointment to the agency — but in a Feb. 19 letter to Council Speaker Corey Johnson, he wrote, “I hereby ask the City Council to withdraw her name for consideration at this time.”
A spokesman for Williams told The Post Thursday that it was Weaver’s request to have her name withdrawn from the nomination.
Weaver, a campaign coordinator for Housing Justice for All, a statewide coalition of tenant groups, has called for rent strikes by tenants and an eviction ban due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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