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Mr. Transparency Bill De Blasio issued Secret Orders Re: Shelters

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th“You keep using that word, I do not think it means what you think it means”

In 2013 when Bill De Blasio was running for Mayor, he devoted an entire section of his website to the Transparency that would be the hallmark of the De Blasio administration.

It did not take long for that transparency to become opaque, and now from the New York Post comes disturbing news about the homeless crisis and repercussions including a triple homicide in Staten Island.

From the New York Post:

Mayor de Blasio personally banned the opening of new shelters in 2014 because of community backlash — and instead told officials to put homeless families in less secure hotels like the one where a mom and two kids were slaughtered Wednesday on Staten Island, The Post has learned.

De Blasio issued the edict during a meeting with Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services Lilliam Barrios-Paoli and Department of Homeless Services Commissioner Gilbert Taylor — both of whom later resigned amid the growing homeless crisis, a DHS official said.

“They started pushing us to put clients in commercial hotels because they didn’t want to notify the people in the communities,” the DHS source said.

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