City emergency management chief resigns

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Joe Bruno, the commissioner of New York City's Office of Emergency Management, has resigned.

Bruno informed Mayor Bill de Blasio in a letter that he will leave his job June 27, City Hall spokeswoman Marti Adams confirmed to Capital.

The news was first reported Wednesday by the New York Times.

Bruno oversaw the agency under former mayor Michael Bloomberg and agreed to stay on temporarily at de Blasio's behest when he took office in January.

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Adams did not say who will replace Bruno.

Bruno served in the post during several major crises under Bloomberg, including Hurricane Sandy in 2012 and the Christmas-time blizzard of 2010.

He was frequently by de Blasio's side during news conferences, updating New Yorkers on each of the many snowstorms this past winter.