PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- Councilwoman Drew Claxton was once again named Peekskill's deputy mayor by the Common Council. according to theexaminernews.com.
The appointment was not without some controversy. The Common Council said that the City Charter stipulates that the most experienced council member be named deputy mayor. Newly elected Republican Mayor Frank Catalina contended that the mayor was allowed to select his deputy in the past and asked for the same courtesy, theexaminernews.com reported.