Carrion to Leave Urban Affairs Post

Adolfo Carrion, director of the White House Office of Urban Affairs, has announced plans to leave his position, trading it for a post in the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

"He'll now report to HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan--one of three cabinet members with whom the Urban Affairs office was primarily charged with co-ordinating--who previously served as housing commissioner in New York City. The announcement also said Mr. Carrión would advise Mr. Donovan on intergovernmental affairs."

It had been reported that Carrion expressed dissatisfaction with his role. No replacement has yet been named.

Full Story: Carrión Out as White House Urban Czar, Moving to HUD


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