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Oral history interview with Paul Crotty, 1992

Creator: Crotty, Paul A. 1941-
Project: Edward I. Koch Administration Oral History Project.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript: 227 pages Sound recording: 6 sound cassettes
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Lawyer.

Scope and Contents

Family background, involvement in New York politics; New York City [NYC] Council campaign, 1973; initial work with Edward I. Koch [Koch]; Director, Office of Financial Services, 1983-1984: merger of Financial Services Corporation and Industrial Development Agency, various loan negotiations; Commissioner of Finance, 1984-1986; NYC income tax structure, major investigations of sales tax violations, policies on investments relating to South Africa; Housing Commissioner, 1986-1989: tax delinquent buildings, housing development, city property tax assessments, low-income housing, loft housing, artist housing, programs for homeless, middle-income housing, rent control and rent stabilization, problems relating to squatters, drug dealers, homesteaders; reflections on NYC Board of Estimate; Campaign Manager, Koch Reelection Campaign, 1989: campaign organization structure, strengths and weaknesses, campaign finance laws, transition to David Dinkins campaign.

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Copyright by the Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1993.

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