It happened this month at a hearing of the City Council’s Committee on Public Housing.

The subject at hand: the partnership between the New York City Housing Authorityand a private developer to preserve more than 800 apartments. Answering questions: the housing agency’s chairwoman, Shola Olatoye.

“Good morning, Chair Shantola … Ola … Chair,” said Letitia James, the public advocate.

Good morning, Chair Alatoya,” Council woman Rosie Mendez said.