The Exit Interview: Alicia Glen talks Amazon, affordable housing Deputy Mayor plans to step down in early March
Alicia Glen (Credit: Getty Images)
With a little over a month left, Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen’s office still looks busy. The whiteboard is covered. A pair of red heels are at the ready in the corner to the left of her desk. There are papers everywhere. The space is still very much on-brand for Glen: There’s a pillow that says, “Make a Power Move,” a nameplate on her desk that says “I’m not bossy. I’m the boss” and a book titled “Get Sh*t Done.” There’s also a large exercise ball from well-intentioned staffers that she admits hasn’t gotten much use.
Glen plans to step down sometime in the first week of March — five years after she took charge of the city’s housing and economic development initiatives. As an alumna of both Goldman Sachs and the Department of Housing Preservation and Development, many saw her as someone who spoke the real estate industry’s language — a perception that both earned her praise and criticism. During her tenure, the administration financed the creation and preservation of 上海同城对对碰交友社区