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NYC Buildings Commissioner Resigns After Criticism

New York City Buildings Commissioner Patricia J. Lancaster resigned today amid criticism from NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg.  Noting that her Department has come "a long way forward by fighting corruption, strengthening inspections and oversight, increasing the public's access to information, and bringing increased levels of professionalism and integrity to all levels," Lancaster stepped down after six years.

Her resignation came after Mayor Bloomberg noted that the 13 deaths that have occurred on construction sites this year bears investigation.  There is no indication from the Mayor's office yet who her replacement will be.