Yassky to Steer Taxi Agency

Former city councilman David Yassky will replace Matthew Daus as head of the city's Taxi and Limousine Commission.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg, speaking this morning on his weekly radio show on WOR, explained why he nominated Yassky for the position. "He led the way in introducing hybrid taxis to the city, that was part of PlaNYC. He was chairman of the small business committee, so he's familiar with the issues and concerns of running a small business. And a lot of taxi drivers are small businesses; one person, one asset, but they make a living," Bloomberg says.

The Brooklyn Democrat ran in an unsuccessful bid for city comptroller last fall.