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This edition: Public Management and the Lindsay Years (1966-73), Pt. 5

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Episode Details

Original tape date: September 29, 2010.

This Baruch College series explores and assesses NYC Mayor John Lindsay’s initiatives in public management and the legacy of his leadership. This sixth episode explores the Decentralization of Management and Services. Baruch College President Emeritus and Professor Stan Altman frames the discussion. Lewis Feldstein, who served for 7 years in senior staff positions to Mayor Lindsay, explains the Command Decentralization Program and organizational reforms of the Lindsay Years. Craig Hammerman discusses the challenges faced by Brooklyn Community Board 6 (which came about as a result of decentralization) where he has been District Manager since 1993. Joseph Viteritti, the Blanche D. Blank Professor of Public Policy and Chair of the Department of Urban Affairs & Planning at Hunter College, gives a political context to the Lindsay Years, analyzes management reforms, and ponders where we are today. The program ends with an audience question and answer period which includes comments from Lindsay's Sanitation Commissioner Herbert Elish. Taped Sept. 29, 2010 at Baruch College.