Catania Snatches Schwartz Office
LL hears it's a done deal: At-Large Councilmember David A. Catania has claimed Carol Schwartz's fab fourth-floor corner digs down at the John A. Wilson Building. The spot is prized not only for its big windows with sweet views of the Willard Hotel and Pershing Park, but its...private bathroom.
Here's what LL had penned on the matter a couple of weeks back:
The council offices are passed out on the seniority system. [Jack Evans], the longest sitting member, says he’s perfectly happy with his first-floor corner digs. Next in line is Catania, who tells LL he hasn’t given the matter much thought, though he says he “couldn’t imagine” vacating his current digs. LL, however, thinks Catania might find it a suitable trophy after helping to oust Schwartz. If not, Mendelson has dibs, then Graham.
There is a caveat for whoever dares take the office: It is where political careers go to die.
The three occupants of the office since the Wilson Building’s renovation—Schwartz, Harold Brazil, and Charlene Drew Jarvis—all suffered humiliating electoral defeats while enjoying the plush confines.
So trophy it is! Now let the speculation begin: Has DAC jinxed himself should he choose to pursue another term?