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was all about. And he had a man in charge of the finances who really
belonged to the old ledger and quill pen era. And this was part of
the disintegration of the city. And I don't know whether John--John
may have started it But under Beame they got the capital budget and
the operating budget and they didn't keep the capital budget and the
operating budget separate. And in effect they were beginning to use
capital budget sums for operating expenses. And that's what really
got the City, that's when the city started to go broke. And that's
when, what's his name from Lazare Freres came in.
Rohaytin. And then M.A.C. was created. And finally got
it straightened out.
You know Rohaytin?
Yeah. Felix, the cat? Mm-hmm. I know Felix, and I know
Liz. Liz is on the board of the Library.
What are your impressions of Rohaytin?
I think he's an enormously shrewd person who has enormous
political ambitions and would do quite a lot of things to satisfy
Political ambitions to do what?
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