Why would anyone appoint an economic development director with only four months left in his term? This tells me that someone wants the madness to continue well after he leaves office December 31, 2009. Wih a new mayor coming in, the new appointee will have to fight to keep his job. This gentlman is obviously competent. He was runner-up for the Port-Authority job. How is our new mayor going to justify firing him? If our new mayor doesn't fire him, Carty keeps his man in to manipulate him from his retirement. Why does Carty want to keep screwng up our city?