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Mayor Appoints New Buildings Commissioner, CCRB Head

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There are more new faces within the de Blasio administration.

The mayor on Thursday appointed Rick Chandler as commissioner of the Department of Buildings.

Chandler said he has experience in diverse city neighborhoods and is committed to the goals of the de Blasio administration.

"My plan is to be part of the administration team to forward the mayor's agenda on universal pre-K by making sure every single classroom is safe and structurally sound, supporting his plan to preserve and build 200,000 affordable housing units," Chandler said.

Meanwhile, Richard Emery will be the new head of the Civilian Complaint Review Board, which judges cases in which people claim abuse at the hands of the police.

"An agency that's so important to creating a better relationship between police and community in this city," de Blasio said.

"I will seek to infuse this agency with the highest standards of conduct, efficiency and integrity by finding the best ways to for it contribute to elevating policing," Emery said.

De Blasio also named the chair and vice chair of the committee that recommends judicial nominees to the mayor.

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