Star Ledger: Newark buildings manager resigns amid probe
Gaynor joined the Booker administration after serving on his 2006 mayoral campaign. Records show she was paid more than $17,000 from Booker’s mayoral election fund to serve as a political consultant.
After being hired by the city in July 2006, Gaynor was put to work cataloging Newark’s public buildings and their conditions. She completed the task in less than three months and was promoted to head of public buildings. In that position, she helped refurbish the city’s recreation centers, which Booker often cites as one of his early accomplishments.
In January 2007, Booker signed an executive order raising her by $11,385, to $103,433.
Notably, Booker established the Inspector General’s office to seek out this kind of corruption in the city.