Senate President Steve Sweeney says that Lizette Delgado-Polanco’s resignation from the Schools Development Authority was overdue and has continued his call for a review of the future of the agency.
“This is a resignation that needed to happen. The problems at the SDA were serious and the accounts of operational failures seemed to mount each week,” said Sweeney. “There is no doubt that the SDA had become severely harmed in its ability to perform its work and any confidence in its capacity to recover under current management was all but lost.”
Sweeney says he’s hopeful that probes being conducted by the attorney general, the State Commission of Investigation and the Schools Development Authority board will explain “what went wrong and why the problems were not corrected.”
“The departure of Ms. Delgado-Polanco will allow for a clear review of the operations of the SDA, whether it should be folded into the EDA and how its work should be financed,” Sweeney said. “We can now turn our focus to the important mission of building schools in a fiscally responsible way.”