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NYC BIC Commissioner Brownell Resigns

Daniel Brownell will leave office by the end of next month following complaints from lawmakers that BIC has been too lax.

Following months of news coverage and complaints from lawmakers that the New York City Business Integrity Commission (BIC) has been too lax, BIC Commissioner Daniel Brownell has announced that he is resigning and will leave office by the end of next month.

Brownell, who was appointed to lead the BIC by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio in 2014, is expected to join a private security and corporate compliance firm, according to a report by ProPublica.

In a statement, de Blasio said Brownell’s resignation was voluntary and that he played “a big role in crafting legislation to protect the most vulnerable workers in the trade waste industry.”

ProPublica has more:

The head of the agency that regulates New York City’s private trash collection is resigning, a move that comes after months of embarrassing news coverage and calls for the agency to step up its oversight of the industry.

Daniel Brownell, appointed to lead the Business Integrity Commission, or BIC, by Mayor Bill de Blasio in 2014, is expected to join a private security and corporate compliance firm. He will leave office in roughly the next month.

In a statement, de Blasio said Brownell’s resignation was voluntary, and he credited him with having played “a big role in crafting legislation to protect the most vulnerable workers in the trade waste industry.”

Brownell did not respond to requests for comment.

Read the full story here.

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