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Norman Steisel Was First Deputy Mayor of NYC

From January 1990 to December 1993, Norman Steisel was First Deputy Mayor of New York, New York. As Chief Executive Officer for NYC government, he was responsible for day-to-day oversight of all operations of the government. Moreover, he was responsible for the oversight of a 30-billion dollar yearly operating budget and a four-year 20-billion dollar capital program.

Furthermore, Mr. Steisel oversaw the city’s emergency-response activities. This included the coordinated response to the 1993 World Trade Center terrorist attack. He also oversaw the development and implementation of the Safe Streets program, a major expansion of the police force and criminal justice system that resulted in a fifteen percent reduction in major crimes.

In addition, he directed the establishment of a new agency to provide services and housing to the homeless.