New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg appointed Stephen Goldsmith, a privatization expert, as his deputy mayor for operations.

Goldsmith, who served as the Republican mayor of Indianapolis between 1992 and 1999, last year launched a working group to promote public-private partnerships. The group, called the Council of Project Finance Advisers, was formed with former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean to push for the creation of a federal government entity to provide guidance for state and local governments looking to develop P3s for transportation, health care, energy and water and sewer projects.

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