New York State Comptroller H. Carl McCall announced yesterday that he has appointed Rosemary Scanlon as deputy state comptroller for New York City.
Scanlon, who is currently chief economist at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, will replace Elinor B. Bachrach. Bachrach left the post in December 1992 to take a position with the International Monetary Fund.
A spokeswoman for the state comptroller's office said it is unclear when Scanlon's appointment will begin. The state Senate must approve the appointment, possibly taking up the matter after the legislative session officially ends this month.
Scanlon was unavailable for comment. McCall, in a statement, said, "Ms. Scanlon shares my vision for this office. My goal is to do more than criticize the city's fiscal condition. We will look at the impact of international and national economic events on the city; at the obvious neglect by the state and federal governments to help localities deal with the costly mandates they impose; and the burgeoning needs of the city's ever-growing number of citizens."
Former Comptroller Edward V. Regan had planned to reorganize the functions of the various offices under his control, including the deputy comptroller for New York City. But now a spokeswoman for McCall said, "It has not been determined yet whether there will be a restructuring or not."
Scanlon will earn a yearly salary of $102,335. Her position with the port authority involves analyzing the economy of the city and its region.
Scanlon has been named one of the city's chief fiscal monitors as Mayor David N. Dinkins has come under heavy criticism for the city's $31.2 billion fiscal 1994 budget. Fiscal monitors, including the city comptroller's office and the New York State Financial Control Board, have blasted the budget for underestimating expenditures and relying on revenues that may not materialize.
Standard & Poor's Corp. rates the city's general obligation debt A-minus with a negative outlook. Moody's Investors Service rates the city Baal.