Counsel for the Housing Authority informed me that it was the Authority board, through him, that originally notified HUD of problems, and that another counsel was involved in some of the relevant transactions. Therefore, I have made some changes to the original post.
editorial in today's New Haven Register
sets forth allegations
about the West Haven (CT) Housing Authority that add up to a typical
fiefdom (see the
section on fiefdoms
in my book Local Government Ethics
). This case is especially interesting to me, since I live
in North Haven, not far away.
to have been no effective local oversight of the housing authority
staff, either by the housing authority commissioners, by the appointing
authority (the mayor), by the council, or by anyone else in the government or the