A new parks commissioner is expected to be appointed Friday, sources tell NY1.
Sources tell NY1 that Mayor Bill de Blasio is tapping Mitchell Silver.
Silver is the director of the Department of City Planning in Raleigh, N.C.
He is also a past president of the American Planning Association.
Silver takes over from Veronica White and will have to confront a controversial policy proposal: whether to take a percentage of the budget of private conservancies for public parks and turn the money over to parks in poorer neighborhoods.