Disgraced City Councilman Dennis Gallagher, who pleaded guilty Monday to sexually abusing a Middle Village grandmother in his campaign office, asked prosecutors for an extra 30 days in office, a law enforcement source said Tuesday.
"It could've been an immediate resignation, but he suggested 30 days," the law enforcement source said, noting that Gallagher said he didn't want to leave his staffers without a job.
"That's why he was given the 30 days, so his staff can make whatever accommodations they have to," the source added.
Gallagher's no-jail plea deal requires him to resign from office on April 18, setting the stage for a special election to fill the seat that could take place as early as the first week in June.
But local civic leaders see that time as one month too long.
"Giving him another month and an extra $10,000 pay doesn't seem right," said Bob Holden, president of the Juniper Park Civic Association. "He's not really helping the community."
Councilman Dennis Gallagher sought extra time for staff