The City Council is expected to end its long-standing practice of allowing members to pay for advertisements with taxpayer dollars following the release of a report on Monday listing the top 10 biggest advertising spenders among the membership.
City Council Said To End Long-Standing Practice of Member Ad Buys
Other members said to be in the top 10 include Council Members Leroy Comrie and Eric Gioia, both Democrats of Queens. Speaker Christine Quinn is planning to call for an end to the advertisements after the report comes out, a council source said.
Council Member Tony Avella of Queens, who is running for mayor, said he introduced a bill years ago to bar members from using taxpayer dollars to pay for advertisements, but it never won support from Ms. Quinn, who is considered a likely mayoral candidate.
Report Questions Spending on Council Members’ Ads