In the contentious ongoing power struggle over separation of powers last night, questions were posed on the appointing powers and the respective roles both the Executive Director and the HHA commissioners hold.
According to the attorney to the HHA, Charles Daglian, the HHA commissioners only retain advise and consent power while the Executive Director holds "sole appointing authority." Daglian would agree with Greg Lincoln's question concluding the commissioners only have a "veto" authority.
In the video, listen for the key moment when it's explained the powers of the HHA commissioners have been "delegated" to Carmelo Garcia in his contract. Daglian stated it can be changed but only at a later date at the contract's conclusion.
Garcia would read from a clause in his contract handed to him by Daglian declaring the appointing power in the HHA his alone. No HHA commissioner has ever seen the contract nor have any of them been able to see or obtain a copy.
Unlike an email from HUD distributed by Mr. Daglian saying any vote on an attorney at the meeting would be reviewed and approved before confirmation, there was no distribution of Carmelo Garcia's contract that was quoted as the governing matter in appointments and in the attorney selection.
Who was the HHA attorney advising the commissioners and negotiating these terms into Carmelo Garcia's Executive Director contract?