It’s been Bill “Boss” Ryan’s goal for some time to become mayor of White Plains, so it doesn’t come as a major surprise that a phone poll is asking voters how they feel about a Ryan candidacy.
His work is all but done as chairman of the Westchester County Board of Legislators, so why wouldn’t he take a stab at a higher paying job. After all, money is very important to the boss.
The chairman’s pay is $89,2000. The current mayor of White Plains, the Republican Joe Delfino, makes $150,000. Plus, it’s far more prestigious to be mayor of a city that is known as the Parking Violations Mecca of America.
According to my spy, the poll asked potential voters felt about Ryan’s attempts to jack up his pay and the salaries of his legislative colleagues. It also touched on the scandal surrounding Gary Kriss, Ryan’s adviser who resigned in disgrace last year and has since been charged with four misdemeanor counts of theft of services.