Patrick Shea, who was hired to be Yonkers to root out overtime and sick-leave abuses among police and firefighters lasted just a handful of days on the job. Patrick Shea, a former Drug Enforcement Administration agent for 30 years, started Monday in the $140,000-a-year post and abruptly resigned Thursday.
Shea, who was hired by Mayor Mike Spano as “special assistant for public safety policy,” resigned Thursday for personal reasons, Spano spokeswoman Christina Gilmartin told The Journal News/Lohud.com.
“The mayor wishes him all the best,” she said.
The Spano administration will look for someone else to fill the post, Gilmartin said. The mayor has feuded with the firefighters union over his efforts to cut payroll. He has said that firefighter abuse of sick leave has caused high overtime costs. The police and fire department account for 70 percent of payroll spending in the cash-strapped city.