Round and round it goes!  While there are laws in place at the state level to prevent conflicts of interest and government employees from working in similar arenas in the private sector for a certain window, the City laws are less stringent.  They make suggestions but list no ramifications.  As a result, City employees from the BSA Commission have gone on to work for Lobbyists Capalino and Company just as advisers from 1 Centre Street have jumped ship to REBNY, effectively joining the very forces they were protecting the public against.  Today’s Crains outlines how recent outgoing Chair of the LPC, Meenakshi Srinivasan has accepted a position in the law firm of Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel as a senior land use and planning adviser.  She is scheduled to begin next week, nearly three months after her resignation from the LPC was official.  At Kramer Levin, she will find familiar company as LPC frequent flyer Valerie Campbell, previous general counsel to the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission and deputy counsel to the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation also works at the firm as a partner.

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