Brickbat: You Scratch My Back


New York City Mayor Eric Adams and city Schools Chancellor David Banks have each hired the other's girlfriend for six-figure-salary jobs. Adams named Banks' girlfriend, Sheena Wright, as one of his deputy mayors shortly before he was sworn in last December. Deputy mayors made $251,982 in fiscal year 2021. Banks, who reports to Adams, promoted Tracey Collins to senior adviser to the deputy chancellor of school leadership in July. She makes $221,597 a year, a 23 percent increase from what she was previously making as senior youth development director for the school system.