Red Alert: Governor Garcia Padilla Lobbying to Have Richard Ravitch Nominated to the Board

Sources at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia tell me that Richard Ravtich met with none other than Governor Alejandro Garcia at the DNC on Tuesday.

I am told that this meeting is part of a coordinated and intensifying effort by Governor Garcia Padilla and his allies to ensure that Ravitch secures a seat on the board, thus giving various PR political actors influence over the board’s operations.

As I have noted in previous CB Watch blog posts and alerts, Ravitch is highly-conflicted and would be a disastrous appointment to the control board. This startling news is reaffirmation that his appointment would completely and utterly undermine the board’s independence.